Alexander Ovechkin scored two power play goals to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Â The Caps have won two consecutive games since the Olympic break.
Ovechkin tallied the first two goals of the game, both on the Caps’ man advantage. Â Ovechkin’s first goal was a classic Alex Ovechkin power play goal with the nasty slapper fed by John Carlson. Â Caps out shot the Bruins 13-7 in the first period and took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Ovechkin got the Caps off to a quick start in the second period with his second power play goal of the game, coming at the 2:24 mark of the second period. Â Joel Ward entered the power play zone, dumped a pass to Marcus Johansson, who fed Ovechkin with a little backhand pass and Ovi buried his 43rd goal of the season. Â Ovechkin now has 5 points over the last two games since the break. Â His 43rd goal of the season also marked his 800th career point. Â Joel Ward gave the Caps a 3-0 lead, taking the puck off the face-off and scoring on Tuukka Rask. Â However, the Caps 3-0 lead would not last, as the Bruins rallied for two goals in the second period narrow the Caps lead to 3-2 into the second intermission.
Eric Fehr added the icing on the cake with his 10th of the season and the dagger to the heart of the Bruins’ faithful. Â Fehr’s tally was a breakaway that he buried past Rask.
Boston out shot Washington 38-31. Â Braden Holtby earned his 19th win of the season stopping 36 of 38 shots. Â The Capitals were 2 for 6 on the power play and 4 for 5 on the penalty kill.