Boston 4, Washington 1

Sunday, February 5, 2012 12:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 33-16-1-1 17-9-1-1 16-7-0-0 W1
Washington 27-21-2-2 18-7-0-1 9-14-2-1 L1


Tyler Seguin, Brad Marchand and Rich Peverley each recorded a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins continued what fans in the region hope will be a perfect day with a 4-1 victory over the host Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Tim Thomas made 35 saves, Milan Lucic scored his 19th goal and Patrice Bergeron recorded a pair of assists for the Bruins.

With the Boston Celtics having won earlier in the afternoon and the New England Patriots playing in the Super Bowl later Sunday, the Bruins did their part with a strong first period against the Capitals.

Using a strong forecheck, Boston put 12 shots on goal in the period. Lucic finally broke through at the 10:45 mark, taking a feed from Peverley on a 2-on-2 break and putting it into the top of the net.

The Bruins struck again with 1:22 left in the period. Bergeron won a battle behind the net and the puck squirted to Marchand, who slipped it inside the post for his 19th goal.

Seguin scored off a redirect from Marchand early in the third and Peverley capped it with an empty-net tally.

Already playing without Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, the Capitals lost Brooks Laich to a leg injury in the second period and had Dmitry Orlov leave the ice in the third after taking a shot to the face.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Washington
Brad Marchand 2 Points Marcus Johansson 1
Brad Marchand 1 Goals Marcus Johansson 1
Patrice Bergeron 2 Assists Mathieu Perreault 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tim Thomas .972 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .897
Tim Thomas 35 Saves Tomas Vokoun 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 30 4 0-3 1-1 7 43
Washington 36 1 0-1 3-3 11 24

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Florida. The Capitals have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Buffalo. The Bruins have a W/L % of .606 after a win and .722 after a loss.
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