The Capitals would kill an early 5-on-3 power play by the Bruins and then moments later extend their lead to 3-0 with a power play goal from John Carlson (4) at 8:35 of the second period. The Bruins would respond with their first tally of the night on a blast from David Pastrnak (1) at 12:37 of the middle frame. The second period would conclude with the Capitals leading 3-1.
John Carlson goal:
prettyyyyy prettty prettyy goood pic.twitter.com/EpM6moURm3
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 2, 2021
David Pastrnak goal:
David Pastrnak buries his first goal of the season.
3-1 game. pic.twitter.com/t4dewUCpW5
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) February 2, 2021
(Stats from NHL.com)
(Stats from Natural Stat Trick) The Bruins led in shot attempts 9-8 for the middle frame. The Capitals led in shot attempts 27-25 after two periods. Boston led in shots on goal 9-5 in the second period, with Washington leading 29017 after two periods.
(Stats from MoneyPuck.com)
By Jon Sorensen