This was sort of a game of opposites for the Bruins. Lately they've been coasting until the third period and then they turn up the volume. Tonight, they came out like a team on a mission. The struggling Capitals were thoroughly dominated up and down the ice. The Bruins almost constantly swarmed the Capitals net. The first period ended with the Bruins up 3-0 and you had to wonder how ugly it was going to get for the Capitals.
Then the Bruins took their foot off the gas. The last half of the second and most of the third was coast city. Washington outshot the Bruins 26-2 in the third alone. That is not a typo. If the Caps weren't struggling so bad and if Tim Thomas wasn't so awesome the Bruins would've been in serious trouble. Boston let the Capitals hang around waaaaaaaaaaay too long. Luckily for the Bruins the HBO cameras are making the Capitals play bad. Oh wait, that is just the excuse a bunch of idiot hockey announcers used. Something is going on in Washington. No way someone doesn't pay.
As good as their first period was, the Bruins probably should've lost this game. But Thomas saved them and a win is a win. And at the end, the B's busted their three game losing streak by sending the Capitals to their 8th straight loss. Should be awesome watching HBO when Brucey B gets fired. Bruins still chasing that elusively 60-minute effort though. Hopefully they bring their A game on Rene Night on Monday.
After the jump, Seguin's visit to the press box paying dividends, Wheeler looking good and fighting McQuaid is not a good idea.....
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