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Bourque tallies game-winner as Capitals edge Bruins

Sep 27, 2008 - 11:12 PM BOSTON (Ticker) -- Chris Bourque snapped a tie with 2:15 remaining in the third period to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 preseason victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

The son of former Bruins great and Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, Chris Bourque snapped a wrist shot past goaltender Tim Thomas from the left slot during a power play to give Washington the lead for good. He also added an assist on captain Chris Clark's man-advantage goal three minutes into the game.

The Bruins went ahead, 2-1, as defenseman Andrew Ference and Blake Wheeler scored less than four minutes apart midway through the first period.

Boyd Gordon knotted the game late in the first and Tomas Fleischmann put the Capitals back ahead with the only goal of the middle session.

Thomas allowed four goals on 21 shots for the Bruins, who tied the game on Petteri Nokelainen's tally 5 1/2 minutes into the third.

Jose Theodore stopped 13 shots over two periods for the Capitals and Brent Johnson, who made 15 saves, withstood a furious rally in the final minute to preserve the win.

Keith Aucoin had a pair of assists for Washington.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    WASHINGTON 2 1 1 4
    BOSTON 2 0 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: WAS - (PP) CHRIS CLARK 1 (KEITH AUCOIN, CHRIS BOURQUE) 3:00
    BOS - STEPHANE YELLE 1 (ANDREW FERENCE, MATT LASHOFF) 8:22
    BOS - BLAKE WHEELER 1 (ANDREW FERENCE) 12:12
    WAS - BOYD GORDON 1 (JOHN CARLSON, MATT BRADLEY) 17:3

    Capitals 4, Bruins 3  FinalSep 27 6:24 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 3
    BOSTON 3 11:00 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Capitals 3, Bruins 3  3rd - 11:00Sep 27 6:03 PM


  • NHL
    WASHINGTON 3
    BOSTON 2 14:38 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Capitals 3, Bruins 2  2nd - 14:38Sep 27 5:08 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NHL WASHINGTON 2
    BOSTON 2 0:00 LEFT, 1ST PRD

    Capitals 2, Bruins 2  End of 1stSep 27 4:44 PM