Capitals face Bruins a day after big win over Penguins

The Washington Capitals earned a thrilling 6-3 win over their biggest rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins, on Saturday. Now they’ll try to do it again a day later against the team that ousted them in last year’s playoffs, the Boston Bruins.

The Capitals will play without second-line center Nicklas Backstrom who is out due to [gestures at everything] “body maintenance” by the team.

Today’s game is big, big, big for both teams (see standings). Boston is fighting to stay out of the top wildcard position in the East, while the Capitals could draw within two points of the Pittsburgh Penguins for third place in the Metropolitan Division with a game in hand after today . Passing the Penguins would move the Capitals out of the wildcard second spot where they would likely face the Florida Panthers. So yes, do that. It would be good !

Today’s match is on TNT, so give yourself a few minutes of grace before the start of the game to find the channel. Here are today’s daily deals on Caps merchandising.

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Eller on the second line is the biggest change, with the team without Backy.


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Vanceck vs. Ullmark

No pasta or Lindholm for Boston

These are two huge losses.

Capitals started very slow in this game

The first half was marked by superb saves from Vanecek and Ullmark. The Bruins will start the second period in the dying seconds of a power play.

John Carlson gives the Caps a 1-0 lead in the second period.

Ullmark’s stick got stuck with Evgeny Kuznetsov’s body in front of the net as he tried to slide in to make the save.

A good run for Carly lately.

Curtis Lazar equalized a few minutes later after Nick Foligno took Viteks Vanecek out of the net.

Erik Haula defeats Vanecek with a punch on the side of the glove. 2-1 BOS.

It was tough goals given up by Vanecek in the second half after a sensational 20-minute opener.

Grzelcyk leaves the game with an upper body injury.

Ovi clears the net in the last second. Career goal no. 775.

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