Washington 3, Boston 2

Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 28-13-3-3 16-4-0-3 12-9-3-0 L1
Washington 27-18-3-0 15-8-1-0 12-10-2-0 W1


Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT): Eric Fehr scored a power-play goal 3:23 into overtime as host Washington dealt a blow to Boston's bid for its third consecutive Northeast Division title.

Defenseman Mike Green scored a pair of power-play goals just 1:55 apart in the third period and Braden Holtby finished with 32 saves for the Southeast Division champion Capitals, who improved to 11-1-1 in their last 13 games. Third-seeded Washington will open the first round against the New York Rangers, marking the third straight year that these teams will meet in the playoffs.

Milan Lucic collected a goal and an assist and defenseman Andrew Ference also tallied for the Bruins, who squandered a third-period lead for the seventh time this season. Boston fell one point behind Original Six rival Montreal, which posted a 4-1 win over Toronto on Saturday and holds the tiebreakers on the Bruins. Boston will host Ottawa on Sunday in its season finale needing a victory to win the Northeast title.

With Boston captain Zdeno Chara serving a hooking penalty, Washington took advantage of a 4-on-3 power play in overtime. Green ripped a blast off the shoulder of Tuukka Rask (34 saves), but Fehr tucked home the rebound to complete the Capitals' comeback.

Green trimmed Washington's two-goal deficit 5:26 into the third period after his shot from the right circle beat a screened Rask. The defenseman solved the netminder again shortly thereafter with a blast from the point.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lucic opened the scoring 9:59 into the first period after his wrist shot caromed off the right skate of Capitals D Karl Alzner. The burly Lucic recorded his fourth multi-point game at 12:11 of the second by setting up Ference, who wired a shot past Holtby from the right circle. ... Washington, which went 3-for-5 on the power play, is 14-for-41 during April. ... Former Capital Jaromir Jagr sat out with flu-like symptoms and RW Nathan Horton missed the contest with an upper-body injury.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Washington
Milan Lucic 2 Points Mike Green 3
Milan Lucic 1 Goals Mike Green 2
Milan Lucic 1 Assists Alex Ovechkin 2
N/A Power Play Goals Mike Green 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Tuukka Rask .919 Save Percentage Braden Holtby .941
Tuukka Rask 34 Saves Braden Holtby 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 34 2 0-2 2-5 12 25
Washington 37 3 3-5 2-2 6 33

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Capitals have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Ottawa. The Bruins have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .611 after a loss.
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