Bruins Down Capitals, 4-3, In Overtime,Tie Series; Garnet Hathaway Scores Two Times

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Boston Bruins by a score of 4-3 in overtime at Capital One Arena on Monday night. The best-of-seven first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series is tied 1-1 and will now shift to Boston on Wednesday night. Goaltender Craig Anderson made 44 saves in the loss.

Capitals’ Game 2 Lines

Graphic: @Capitals

The Capitals kept the same lineup for forwards and defense from Game 1. Goaltender Vitek Vanecek missed Game 2 with a lower-body injury sustained in the first period of Game 1 and Craig Anderson stayed in the net after replacing him.

Phoenix Copley served as the back-up goaltender. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who came off of COVID-19 protocol in the past two days, were scratched.

First Period

Forward Jake DeBrusk tapped in center Charlie Coyle’s pass from behind the net into a wide open cage after Coyle circled the offensive zone and fed him in front to open the scoring for the Bruins at 5:05.

Forward T.J. Oshie tipped in captain Alex Ovechkin’s wrist shot from his office in front of goaltender Tuukka Rask to tie it 1:26 later after defenseman Justin Schultz fed Ovechkin from the top.


Captain Patrice Bergeron ripped one from the slot past the glove of Anderson after getting a feed from forward David Pastrnak to give the Bruins the lead back at 9:21.

After center Lars Eller won a draw to the right of Rask, forward Garnet Hathaway tipped in defenseman Dmitry Orlov’s point shot from the dot to even the score at 16:42. The 29-year-old notched his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal.

The Capitals led 18-14 in hits and converted on one of their two power plays in the first.

The Bruins led 3-2 in takeaways, 7-3 in blocked shots, won 65% of the draws, had one giveaway while the Capitals had two, and did not score on one power play through 20.

Each team recorded 18 shots in the period.

Second Period

Eller left the game midway through the period and did not return with an apparent lower-body injury.

The Capitals led 28-17 in hits and scored on one of their two power plays through 40 minutes.

The Bruins led 33-27 in shots, including 15-9 in the second, 4-3 in takeaways, 10-9 in blocked shots, won 62% of the draws, and did not score on two man advantages in the first two periods.

Each team recorded three giveaways through two.

Third Period

Orlov fed Hathaway on a two-on-one rush and Hathaway ripped it to the high right corner on Rask down the wing to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead 7:04 into the third.

Forwards Taylor Hall and Craig Smith were hacking and whacking in a goal-month scramble in front and Hall poked the puck through Anderson after throwing it towards the net from the side to tie it with 2:49 to go.

The Capitals led in 36-30 in hits, 19-15 in blocked shots, and scored on one of their four power plays.

The Bruins led 48-39 in shots, including 14-12 in the third, won 63% of the draws, 9-6 in takeaways, had four giveaways while the Capitals had seven, and did not score on two man advantages.

The game would go to overtime.


Forward Brad Marchand blasted one past the glove of Anderson from the right dot after getting a diagonal pass from defenseman Matt Grzlyck who was up top to win it the Bruins 39 seconds into overtime.

It marked the only shot of the extra session. The Bruins led 48-39 overall.

Game 3 from TD Garden will start at 6:30 PM ET on Wednesday. NBC Sports Washington will broadcast the game locally and NBCSN will cover it nationally.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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