Capitals fight hard for a point but fall in shootout to Bruins

Caps still move to third in Metropolitan Division with Flyers loss to Blackhawks
John Carlson, Washington Capitals
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The Washington Capitals came back twice from one goal defiicts but couldn't capitalize on a four minute power play in overtime. They would pay dearly in a five round shootout to lose 3-2 to the Boston Bruins.

The Caps did however get a point and thanks to a Philadelphia Flyers loss to the Chicago Blackhawks have valuted themselves to third in the Metropolitan Division. Washington would see the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round if the season ended at the writing of this article.

Hampus Lindholm put the Bruins up 1-0 at 18:47 in the opening period. The Bruins outshot the Caps 9-6 in the first 20. Michael Sgarbossa tied it with his fourth goal of the season at 1:20 in the second. Nick Jensen and Nic Dowd had the assists.

John Beecher answered at 2:22 or 62 seconds later to put the Bruins back in front. Then the Caps tied it once again this time on the power play.

Playing in his 1,000th career game, all with the Capitals, John Carlson netted his eighth goal of the season with a slam dunk in front of the net set up by Dylan Strome to Max Pacioretty to Carlson for the one time wrister.

Nobody would score in the third period. The Caps were outshot 8-5 in the second and 9-5 in the third period. In overtime the Caps led in shots 4-3. The Caps got a four minute power play after Lindholm high sticked T.J. Oshie, giving him a double minor

The Caps would use Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, Strome, and Oshie during an entire four minute power play in overtime. It didn't work. We headed to a shootout and it went five rounds.

Jake DeBrusk struck for the Bruins. T.J. Oshie got stopped. In the battle of the Charlie's, Charlie Lindgren stopped Charlie Coyle. Dylan Strome scored as did David Pastrnank then Sonny Milano responded with a goal. Lindgren stopped Brad Marchand giving Ovi a chance to win it.

Ovi couldn't. Former Capital Kevin Shattenkirk scored on the other end. Connor McMichael would then get stopped sealing the loss. At least it wasn't a five overtime Easter Epic but it was still an epic game on Easter Eve nonetheless.