BOSTON (WGGB) — For two periods, the Bruins were up to the task in their second-to-last game of the regular season. Boston had their sights set on the Northeast Division title, which would allow them to secure a two-seed in the upcoming playoffs.
The Bruins jumped out to a 2-0 lead on the road in Washington, D.C. against the Capitals. Milan Lucic netted his seventh goal of the season in the first to get Boston out to a 1-0 lead. Lucic then assisted in Andrew Ference’s second-period goal, along with Rich Peverley, to give the Bruins a 2-0 advantage after two periods.
However, a slew of Bruins penalties opened the door for the Capitals in the third. The Bruins spread out four straight penalties to allow Mike Green to get Washington back in the game. Green scored two power-play goals in the third period to tie things up, giving him 12 goals on the season.
That pushed it to overtime. After a Zdeno Chara penalty less than two minutes in, the Capitals capitalized. Eric Fehr got Washington’s third power-play goal of the game when he put home the game-winner, as the Capitals won it 3-2.
Mike Green was the star of the game, as he also assisted on Fehr’s game-winner. Alex Ovechkin assisted both of Green’s goals in the third, giving him 22 on the season.
The Bruins fell to second place in the Northeast Division behind the Montreal Canadiens, who beat Toronto 4-1 tonight. Boston will need a win in Sunday’s match-up with the Ottawa Senators to claim the Northeast Division title and the two seed in the playoffs. If the Bruins don’t win, they will be the four seed.
Sunday’s game was rescheduled after the Boston Marathon bombings. The season was supposed to end Saturday. Puck drop will be at 7 p.m. from the TD Garden.