OVECHKIN’S TWO PPGS LEADS CAPS TO 4TH STRAIGHT WIN; RECORDS 800th CAREER POINT
It certainly wasn’t pretty at times, but the Washington Capitals travelled to Boston and picked up their fourth straight win, defeating the Bruins 4-2 on Saturday.
The Caps got two power play goals by Alex Ovechkin, his 42nd and 44th goals of the season, Joel Ward’s 18th of the year, and the game-winner at 10:53 of the third period on a breakaway by Bruin-killer Eric Fehr.
Braden Holtby made 36 saves, including 4 of 5 on the penalty kill, including several on a critical 5-on-3 kill in the first period.
It’s the Caps fifth win in their past six games against Boston, with a rematch coming up later next week.
Washington took advantage of the penalty-marred affair, going 2 for 6 with the extra man, generating 14 power play shots. Boston had almost as many shots shorthanded and 4-on-4 (4) as they did on the power play (5).
With the win by Philadelphia on Saturday, the Caps remain one point behind the Flyers for third in the Metropolitan Division and an automatic berth in the playoffs. The Caps host face the Flyers Sunday at 12:30 pm ET and again Wednesday in Philly.