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Surging Bruins visit Ovechkin, Capitals

Jan 17, 2009 - 11:27 AM
Boston (33-7-4) at Washington (28-14-3), 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Boston Bruins have the best record in the NHL, but will have to contain the league's best player to extend their winning streak.

The Bruins will seek their fifth consecutive win when they take on Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

In their only other meeting this season, Ovechkin netted a goal and set up another to lead the Capitals to a 3-1 victory on December 10. It was Washington's third straight home win over Boston.

The reigning Hart Trophy recipient, Ovechkin has recorded 29 goals and 28 assists with a plus-13 rating this season. He had two goals and an assist during Wednesday's 6-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Marc Savard and Martin St. Pierre scored and All-Star Tim Thomas made 40 saves Thursday, leading the Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the lowly New York Islanders.

Boston has won 14 of its last 16 contests.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 1 0 1
    WASHINGTON 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BOS - (PP) MARC SAVARD 16 (CHUCK KOBASEW, ZDENO CHARA) 1:49
    WAS - (PP) MIKE GREEN 12 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, BROOKS LAICH)
    2:59
    3RD PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 18 (UNASSISTED) 11:48
    POWER-PLAY CONVERSIONS: BO

    Jan 17 9:23 PM
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    Bruins 1, Capitals 2  3rd - 1:30Jan 17 9:18 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    WASHINGTON 2
    3RD PRD: WAS - ALEXANDER SEMIN 18 (UNASSISTED) 11:48

    Bruins 1, Capitals 2  3rd - 8:12Jan 17 9:12 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 1 1
    WASHINGTON 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BOS - (PP) MARC SAVARD 16 (CHUCK KOBASEW, ZDENO CHARA) 1:49
    WAS - (PP) MIKE GREEN 12 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, BROOKS LAICH)
    2:59
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BO

    Jan 17 8:34 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    WASHINGTON 1
    2ND PRD: WAS - (PP) MIKE GREEN 12 (MICHAEL NYLANDER, BROOKS LAICH)
    2:59

    Bruins 1, Capitals 1  2nd - 17:01Jan 17 8:08 PM


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    BOSTON 1
    WASHINGTON 0
    2ND PRD: BOS - (PP) MARC SAVARD 16 (CHUCK KOBASEW, ZDENO CHARA) 1:49

    Bruins 1, Capitals 0  2nd - 18:11Jan 17 8:07 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOSTON 0 0
    WASHINGTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    BOS 5 5
    WAS 7 7
    GOALIES: BOS - TIM THOMAS
    WAS - JOSE THEODORE

    Jan 17 7:42 PM