Capitals Dominate Bruins, Win 8-1
After a win on Friday night over the Buffalo Sabres, Washington looked to continue that play into tonight’s game. They matched up with the Bruins, who currently sit in fourth place in the Eastern division. The Capitals ended up crushing them, behind an offensive explosion, 8-1.
The Capitals played excellent offensively tonight. The goals came early and often for them, starting with T.J. Oshie on the power play. Lars Eller notched his sixth goal of the year, 16 seconds after Oshie’s goal. Then later in the first, Conor Sheary scored for the Caps to go up 3-0.
In the second, the Capitals were able to record three more goals. Sheary scored his second of the game and number 10 on the year. Nic Dowd then added his eighth of the year and Tom Wilson struck on the power play, his tenth of the season. At the end of two, the Capitals were up 6-0 but were not done pouring it on.
As the third period rolled around, the Capitals were up big but continued to press on the gas. A goal from the Bruins early barely left a dent in the armor. The Capitals responded with two more of their own as Eller and Oshie both scored their second of the game. The Capitals ended up scoring three goals over the course of six total power plays on the night. All 12 of the Capitals forwards who dressed for the game, recorded a point as well.
In net for the Capitals was Vitek Vanecek. Once again, he was fantastic for them, saving 34 shots. He improved to 17-7-3 on the year and is fifth in wins among all goaltenders. Over the course of his last four games, Vanecek has saved 124 of 130 shots faced.
With the win, Washington remains tied with the New York Islanders for first place in the Eastern division. The Capitals will be back in action again on Tuesday (4/13) as they host the Flyers.