NHL Game Summary - Boston at Washington|
(Saturday, April 27th)
Final Score: Washington 3, Boston 2 (OT)
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Eric Fehr scored 3:23 into overtime to lift
the Washington Capitals over the Boston Bruins, 3-2, on Saturday.
Mike Green had two goals and an assist for the Capitals (27-18-3), who ended
the regular season with 57 points and enter the playoffs as the third seed in
the Eastern Conference. They will play the Rangers in the first round.
"We were prepared to play anybody. We can only control what we can control and
that's the way we play," Green said. "It's going to be a good series and we
know what to expect. Familiarity might come into play a little bit, but we'll
Braden Holtby made 32 saves for Washington, which went 15-8-1 at home this
Milan Lucic had a goal and an assist for the Bruins, who trail Montreal by one
point for first in the Northeast Division. The Canadiens beat the Maple Leafs
Tuukka Rask stopped 34-of-37 shots for Boston, which will host the Ottawa
Senators on Sunday to make up the game that was postponed on April 15 due to
the Boston Marathon bombings. The Bruins need to win the game to capture
their third straight division title.
Down 2-0, Green scored a pair of power-play goals in the third period to tie
the game. At the 5:26 mark, Green's shot from the right point beat Rask.
Less than two minutes later, Green's one-timer from inside the blue line made
The Capitals went on the power play 1:40 into overtime when Boston defenseman
Zdeno Chara was called for hooking. With time winding down on the power play,
Green fired a shot on net from the left circle. Rask failed to control the
puck and Fehr put home the rebound for the come-from-behind victory.
"I thought we did [have control after the second period] but [the Capitals]
came back in the third [period], scored two goals to tie to the game. We had
some chances to win the game [but] we didn't and they did," Chara said.
The Bruins drew first blood at the 9:59 mark of the first period. After David
Krejci won a faceoff, Lucic fired a shot that deflected off the skate of a
Capitals player and past Holtby.
At the 7:49 mark of the middle stanza, Andrew Ference beat Holtby with a shot
from the top of the right circle.
Washington took two of three from Boston this season ... Bruins forwards
Nathan Horton (hand) and Jaromir Jagr (flu-like symptoms) missed the game ...
The Capitals re-signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year contract
extension on Saturday.
04/27 23:39:17 ET