Bruins – Caps is one of those matchups that you don’t quite want to see. Good thing is that this season series is now 2/3 over!
Early on, Zdeno Chara took Tom Wilson aside and let him know that he wasn’t taking his shit.
Lars Eller thought he scored but the Bruins video review team knew otherwise and spotted the offside Capitals player (it was Brett Connolly) so the game remained scoreless with NO GOAL joining Washington.
Later on, though, Jakub Vrana put the Caps on the board for reals this time late in the period.
Jakub Vrana SCOOOOORES and the Capitals go up early! pic.twitter.com/zJXE50L9bF
— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) December 15, 2017
Capitals took a 1-0 lead into the intermission.
Early in the second, Jakub Vrana went to the penalty box for holding Brad Marchand’s stick (#B2BAfterDark). Patrice Bergeron figured it was the perfect time to capitalize on his error. Note that Alex Chiasson submarined Bergy just after he let the puck rip.
Patrice Bergeron is my favorite thing about hockey pic.twitter.com/VFaDoLpw5i
— Andrew Tashian (@Tashville401) December 15, 2017
This wouldn’t last. Nicklas Backstrom scored his own PPG after Charlie McAvoy was called for hooking.
Backstrom is usually setting up the power play. This time he gets set up for the goal.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) December 15, 2017
Brad and Dmitry Orlov got into a scuffle at the end of the second.
Marchand is an angry little elf pic.twitter.com/HNaUisaEK4
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) December 15, 2017
At least it became matching roughing penalties.
Caps 2, B’s 1.
We can’t have nice things.
Alex Chiasson scores twice to make the score 4-1. David Krejci and Bergy score garbage time goals with Khudobin pulled. In between those, Alex Ovechkin scores an improbable empty netter. Bruins lose by 2, 5-3.
Remember when we couldn’t even score on Holtby? Well, we can do that now. Someday, the Bruins will win against the Caps just not yesterday.