The Boston Bruins traveled to Washington to take on the Capitals Monday night and close out a two-game road trip.
After falling behind two goals early, both goals by Conor Sheary, the Bruins scored six in a row to hand the Capitals their fourth consecutive defeat.
Marchand took a high stick in the first period, requiring significant cleanup of blood on the ice and repairs to his nose on the bench. But, Marchand would feed David Pastrnak to score on the 5-on-3 power play with 1:26 left in the first. Marchand scored on a 5-on-4 just 40 seconds later to tie it before intermission to make it 2-2.
Boston would come out firing in the second period, as Matt Grzelcyk would start the scoring parade within 2:51 of the period to give the Bruins the lead. After Linus Ullmark would find himself out of positions for a wide-open net goal for Evgeny Kuznetsov, the four-time Selke winner blocked the shot with his body to make it a one-goal game.
Less than a minute later, Craig Smith would make it 4-2 and chase Capitals starting goalie Zach Fucale. The replacement, Vitek Vanecek, would give up a goal on the first shot he faced by Pastrnak. He would follow up by giving up a goal on the second shot faced by Erik Haula.
During the middle of the third, Marchand would score his second goal to make it 7-3.
Bruins Player of The Game: Brad Marchand
After a bloody start, Marchand would score a total of two goals and one assists. He would also excel on the defensive side of the ice, tallying two blocked shots and a hit.
The Bruins return home to play the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.