The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins went into overtime for the second game in a row but this time it was Boston who came out on top from none other than Brad Marchand with a final count of 4-3.
The Bruins took the lead on a goal from Jake DeBrusk at 5:05. The Caps would get a power play opportunity when David Pastrnak was called for holding Michael Raffl. On the attack T.J. Oshie tipped in a shot from Alex Ovechkin to tie the game at 6:31. John Carlson had the secondary assist.
2-2 was the score after one with shots even at 18. The second period was scoreless with the Bruins leading in shots 15-9.
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At 7:04 in the third period the Caps took the lead with Hathaway’s second goal of the game. Orlov fed Hathaway a cross ice pass on a two on one rush and Hathaway finished it. Carl Hagelin had the secondary assist.
Taylor Hall tied the game at 17:11. The Bruisn led in shots 14-12 in the third period. Overall they led 48-39. The game would require overtime and Brad Marchand would win it 39 seconds in on the overtime period’s only shot.
The series now shifts to Boston for Game 3 and Peter Laviolette and the boys will be ready. Via Samantha Pell of The Washington Post (subscription required):
“We’ll be there with a response. Our guys have always responded in-game and through the course of the season, so we’ll be ready to play.”
He also spoke about the Bruins, who came up on the winning end this time around:
“They’re a good offensive team. We’re at our best when we’re attacking as well. We ended up picking up Game 1. They catch it late in the game and win it in overtime, and they get Game 2. So off to Boston we go, and I wouldn’t expect anything different the next couple of games.”
Game 3 between the Caps and Bruins will take place on Wednesday night with the game starting at 6:30. Eller left the game with a lower body injury. We’ll see if Laviolette tweaks the lineup with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov on their way back in action.
The next two games in Boston will both be 6:30 affairs. Then it’s back to D.C. and the Caps look to get at least a win or two on the road.