The previous meeting between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals ended in a horrific way for the B’s. The Bruins found themselves up 3-0 after the first period and thought they had the game in the bag, but that is why each game is sixty minutes. The Bruins stopped playing after the first period and the Capitals stormed back to tie the game 3-3 and eventually won it in overtime 4-3.
The Bruins are coming off a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Boston played a good forty minutes of hockey, and is still looking to get that full sixty-minute performance. Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and Tuukka Rask stopped 29 of 30 shots. The Capitals also played on Thursday night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in the game.
The Bruins have won four of their last five games. They are still in second place in the division and can’t seem to shake Montreal. The Bruins keep winning and unfortunately so does Montreal. They still have two games in hand on their rivals from the North and seeing as they’re only one point behind, they are in a good spot at this point half way through the season.
The game on Saturday is set for 1:00 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston. This will be the last home game for the Bruins before they go on a four game road trip. This will definitely not be a game to miss, as the Bruins will look to get revenge from their previous meeting when they blew the three-goal lead back on March 5th.