Bruins Even Series with Capitals 1-1
This season, the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins have played hard fought, physical games over and over again. Game two of the series provided much of the same. Tight checking and a ton of shots provided a tremendous amount of action throughout the game.
Early in the first, the Bruins took and early lead. T.J. Oshie was able to respond for the Capitals as he tallied his first goal of the playoffs. Once again, the Bruins were able to notch a goal and went up 2-1. Then, to tie the game, Garnet Hathaway scored his first career playoff goal on a deflection from a Dmitry Orlov shot.
Although no goals were scored, the second period provided plenty of action, including many questionable calls by the referees, forcing a lot of 4-on-4 play. Entering the third period tied, both teams looked for a spark to energize their side. The Capitals got that spark from Hathaway as he scored his second goal of the game seven minutes into the third. Unfortunately for the Capitals, the Bruins were able to tie the game at three with 2:59 remaining to force overtime.
Overtime was short, and definitely not sweet, as the Bruins scored just 39 seconds into the frame. As the Bruins take game two, the series now shifts to Boston. The Capitals will be looking to take at least one game on the road before coming back to Capital One Arena.
Game three between Washington and Boston will take place in Boston on Wednesday (5/19).