The Boston Bruins entered the Nation’s Capital Wednesday night in search for their fourth-straight win, only to find themselves leaving with no points in their pocket. The B’s headed straight for Washington’s high powered offense, losing 5-3. The Capitals continue to own the Bruins number whenever these to teams face off.

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists giving him three points on the night earning the games first star. Braden Holtby was impressive in-between the pipes racking up 30 saves, making his career record against Boston an astonishing 11-2-0. Alex Ovechkin notched a power play goal in the 2nd period giving him a total of 25 on the season. T.J. Oshie, Brett Connolly and Evgeny Kuznetsov each chalked up a goals for Washington. Holtby had some postgame comments, Per

We seem to play good against them, said Holtby, who stopped 15 of 16 shots he faced in the third period to preserve the victory. They’re a fun team to play against. I like teams that play hard, play hard in front of the net. It’s an enjoyable game to play.

Some more takes from T.J. Oshie and Claude Julien, Per

It seemed like all four lines and the D and Holts, we were all kind of going together, said Oshie, who scored his 19th goal of the season on a breakaway created by Backstrom 3:06 in. Everyone was playing fast.

Some guys have to step up and give us some offense here, Julien said. Our power play’s good, it’s scoring goals, but 5-on-5 we definitely have to be better.

Brad Marchand also had a multi-goal game notching his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season.


1st Period:

3:06 WSH – T.J. Oshie (19) assist by Nicklas Backstrom

13:34 WSH – Nicklas Backstrom (14) assists by Matt Niskanen, T.J. Oshie

18:46 BOS – Brad Marchand (22) (PP) assists by Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak

2nd Period:

2:49 BOS – Brad Marchand (23) (PP) assists by Ryan Spooner, David Pastrnak

19:45 WSH – Alex Ovechkin (25) (PP) assists by Matt Niskanen, Nicklas Backstrom

3rd Period:

3:29 WSH – Brett Connolly (9) assists by Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov

15:53 WSH – Evgeny Kuznetsov (11) assist by Tom Wilson

18:29 BOS – David Krejci (13) assists by David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand

Three Stars:

1st Star: Nicklas Backstrom, 1 goal, 2 assists

2nd Star: Brett Connolly, 1 goal

3rd Star: Brad Marchand, 2 goals, 1 assist

The Bruins next matchup is against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night at the Garden.