The Washington Capitals fell to the Boston Bruins 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. The loss drops the Capitals record to 28-18-6 (62 points) on the season. The Capitals play the third game of their season-long six-game homestand on Tuesday when they host Jay Beagle and the Vancouver Canucks at Capital One Arena. Puck drop is set for 7:00 PM.
After a scoreless opening frame, the Bruins opened the scoring with a goal from David Krejci midway through the middle frame for a 1-0 lead at the second intermission. The final frame would go scoreless, as the Bruins hung on for a 1-0 win.
Braden Holtby (17-12-3, 3.11 GAA, .905 sv%) got the start in goal for the Capitals. Tuuka Rask (14-8-4, 2.45 GAA, .920 sv%) started between the pipes for the visiting Bruins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:
Scratches: Lars Eller was out due to an injury he sustained in the last game. Madison Bowey and Chandler Stephenson were the healthy scratches. Christian Djoos was assigned to Hershey for conditioning.
The first period would go scoreless. The Bruins out-attempted the Capitals 17-14 and led 15-6 in shots on goal (SOG).
The Bruins were 0 for 2 and the Capitals 0 for 1 on the man advantage. The Bruins won the battle at the dot, 63-38%.
The Bruins opened the scoring with a goal from David Krejci at 10:43 of the second period.
The second period would close with the Bruins leading 1-0. The Bruins out-attempted the Capitals 19-11 in the second period, and led in 15-7 in SOG for the middle frame.
The Capitals and Bruins would battle to a scoreless draw in the final frame.
- Last loss to the Bruins was on March 29, 2014, under Adam Oates.
- With Lars Eller missing his first game of the season today (lower-body injury), the Capitals are down to three ‘ironmen’ for the season: Dmitry Orlov, Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana have all had perfect attendance this year. All playing in their 52nd game of the year today.
- The NHL box score is here.
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