On Tuesday the Washington Capitals hosted Game 2 against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. Much like Game 1, it would take more than three periods for this one to be settled.
Boston defeated the Capitals 4-3 in another postseason overtime thriller to tie the series.
Despite the loss, Washington kept the game competitive and provided some spectacular plays along the way.
With that being said, let’s dive right into the plays that provided a spark for the Capitals.
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Zdeno Chara teases former team
During the regular-season, Chara showed that he could still play in meaningful games on the ice. The 44-year old veteran let his former team find out early on .
In the first period, Chara delivered a massive hit to former teammate Sean Kuraly that got fans in the arena pumped.
Chara will return to Boston for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday night.
T.J. Oshie ties the game
The Bruins found the net first to take a 1-0 lead with 14:55 left in the opening period.
With less than two minutes going by, T.J. Oshie tipped a shot off Alex Ovechkin to tie the game with 13:29 left in the period.
Oshie had scored on tipped pucks throughout the regular-season. This one surely has to be his favorite.
Tom Wilson launches Curtis Lazar into orbit
Chara was not the only Washington player delivering massive blows to Bruins.
Tom Wilson, who is known for his physical style of play made it known early that he was not going to change his style of play.
Even after being fined $5,000 for a punch to New York Rangers star Pavel Buchnevich and serving a seven game suspension for boarding, Wilson continues to deliver massive hits.
Wilson lined up with Curtis Lazar and sent him into the Boston bench on a spectacular bodycheck.
This certainly won’t be the last time we see Wilson on a play like this.
Garnet Hathaway scores his first goal in postseason
Garnet Hathaway had played in 14 playoff games heading into Game 2. In those 14 games he had not found the net.
That changed on Tuesday.
After the Bruins took a 2-1 lead late in the first, Hathaway scored on a faceoff win.
The goal from Hathaway went right between the legs of his own teammate, Lars Eller. Definitely worthy of a nod on SportsCenter Top 10 (wink).
The goal was originally credited to Dmitry Orlov. But after further review, the puck was deflected off Hathaway’s foot and into the net.
Hathaway scores second goal of Game 2
After not scoring a goal in 14 postseason appearances, Hathaway managed to find the net not once but twice Tuesday night.
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On the play, Orlov found Hathaway on the weak side and delivered the go-ahead goal to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead in the third.
The Capitals will travel to Boston for Game 3 with a 1-1 tie in the series.
Fans may want to get the popcorn ready, this should be another competitive exciting game.