Capitals Beat Bruins 2-1 in Final Round Robin Game; T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson Score For Washington

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The Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in the team’s third and final round robin game Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The win gives the Capitals an overall record of 1-1-1 and the #3 seed in the Atlantic Division. They will face the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2020 NHL playoffs.

STARTERS
Braden Holtby (0-1-1, 2.46 GAA, .899 sv%) got the start in goal for the Capitals. Tuukka Rask (0-1-0, 3.07 GAA, .927 sv%) started between the pipes for the Bruins. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

John Carlson (injury) and Radko Gudas (healthy) were the scratches.

FIRST PERIOD
The Capitals and Bruins were scoreless for the first 19 minutes of the opening frame, but the Capitals would eventually strike first with a goal from T.J. Oshie (1) at 19:44 of the period. The tally was unassisted.

The period concluded with the Capitals leading 1-0. The Bruins led in shot attempts 17-9 and 6-2 in shots on goal (SOG). The Bruins were 0 for 2 on the power play. The Capitals did not have a man advantage.

SECOND PERIOD
The Capitals and Bruins skated to a scoreless draw in the middle frame. The Capitals led in shots on goal 13-10, with the Bruins leading 16-15 after two periods. Both teams were 0 for 2 on the power play after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD
The Capitals stretched their lead to 2-0 early in the third period with a roof job from Tom Wilson (1) at 2:49 of the final frame. Ilya Kovalchuk (1) and Michal Kempny (1) had the helpers.

The Bruins would finally get on the scoreboard with a goal from Jake DeBrusk (1) at 10:30 of the third period.

The Capitals held on for the 2-1 win.

For the game, the Bruins led in shot attempts 54-37 and SOG 31-25. Both teams were 0 for 2 o n the power play. The Capitals led in hits 31-24 for the game. The Bruins won the battle at the dot 64-36%.

SHAVINGS

  • T.J. Oshie gave the Caps a 1-0 lead with his first goal of the playoffs. Oshie now has 20 goals in the playoffs as a Capital, becoming the seventh player in franchise history to reach the mark.
  • Tom Wilson gave the Caps a 2-0 lead. Over the last three postseasons, Wilson has averaged 0.68 points per game (21 points in 31 playoff games), the seventh-highest rate on the Capitals during that span.
  • Ilya Kovalchuk earned the primary assist on Wilson’s goal, marking his first playoff point as a Capital and his first playoff point since Game 4 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final (1g).
  • This was Martin Fehervary’s first career postseason game. He led the team in hits wit 7 in 14 minutes of ice time.
  • Braden Holtby earned his 49th career playoff win against Boston, tying Glenn Hall for the 21st most playoff wins in NHL history. Additionally, Holtby ranks fifth among active goaltenders in playoff wins (Fleury: 79, Lundqvist: 61, Crawford: 51, Rask: 50).

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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1 Response to Capitals Beat Bruins 2-1 in Final Round Robin Game; T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson Score For Washington

  1. Anonymous says:

    Offense showed signs of waking up. Good to see Fehervary show his stuff.

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