Boston 4, Washington 1

Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 11-15-1-0 7-7-0-0 4-8-1-0 L1
Boston 19-4-2-1 10-2-0-1 9-2-2-0 W2

Recap


Bruins 4, Capitals 1: Nathan Horton and David Krejci recorded a goal and two assists apiece as host Boston won for the fifth time in six games.

Defenseman Andrew Ference scored his first goal and Rich Peverley tallied on a third-period power play for the Bruins, who avenged a 4-3 overtime loss at Washington on March 5. Milan Lucic finished with a career-high three assists and Anton Khudobin made 32 saves to improve to 5-2-0.

Michal Neuvirth stopped 34 shots in his second straight start for the Capitals, who have lost four of their last five.

Horton opened the scoring with 5:48 remaining in the first period after one-timing a pass from Lucic in the high slot to snap an eight-game goal drought. Lucic set up Krejci from behind the net 3:03 later to double the advantage.

Marcus Johansson was credited with Washington’s only goal when an errant pass by Krejci deflected off defenseman Johnny Boychuk’s skate in front of the Bruins’ net early in the second period. Ference restored Boston’s two-goal advantage 8:02 into the session and Peverley jammed home a loose puck early in the third to ice the contest. Krejci secured his 300th career point with the assist on Peverley's tally.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Emotions came to a boil late in the second period with two fights in the final 19 seconds. Boston LW Brad Marchand and Washington C Mike Ribeiro dropped the gloves for the latter's first career fight, followed by a tilt between Horton and C Matt Hendricks. Hendricks fought again in the third period when D Adam McQuaid challenged him. … Boston was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and hasn’t allowed a goal in its last 25 short-handed occasions. … Washington's Wojtek Wolski was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game.

Top Game Performances

Washington   Boston
Marcus Johansson 1 Points Nathan Horton 3
Marcus Johansson 1 Goals Nathan Horton 1
Marcus Johansson 0 Assists Milan Lucic 3
N/A Power Play Goals Rich Peverley 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .895 Save Percentage Anton Khudobin .970
Michal Neuvirth 34 Saves Anton Khudobin 32

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 33 1 0-3 0-1 19 25
Boston 38 4 1-1 3-3 23 40

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Bruins have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Capitals have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .400 after a loss.