Found February 05, 2012 on
8 a.m. ET: There's more than one game being played on Sunday. And while the Bruins' matchup with the Capitals doesn't quite have as much at stake as the Patriots' super showdown with the Giants in Indianapolis, it is an important contest for the B's. Boston fell to Pittsburgh 2-1 on Saturday. The Bruins have now lost back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 6 and 8, and are just 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. Washington, meanwhile, beat Montreal 3-0 on Saturday. Alex Ovechkin returned from a three-game suspension in that game, but did not factor in the...

Who will win the Southeast?

For the last few years, the Southeast Division has been one dominated by the Washington Capitals with the rest of the teams fighting for wild card spots but things are very different this year. The Capitals haven't been their usual selves and the division appears to be up for grabs with the top three teams being separated by only five points and even the Hurricanes are only 10...

Laich's injury 'not major,' Capitals coach says

Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter says Brooks Laich's left knee injury is "not major."

Tyler Seguin Bright Spot in Bruins' 'Saturday Slide' Loss to Penguins

The Bruins seem to be having some trouble on Saturdays this year. Boston is winless in 2012 during Saturday games and have lost three of their last four overall. Tyler Seguin played great against the Penguins, but was ultimately stymied by Marc-Andre Fleury and Pittsburgh escaped with a 2-1 victory. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is still giving Seguin our "Saturday Slide"...

Capitals say Laich's injury 'not major' (AP)

Washington Capitals coach Dale Hunter says Brooks Laich's left knee injury is "not major." But Hunter also says Laich has yet to see the doctor Monday, so it's too early to tell how long the durable veteran center will be sidelined. Laich was injured Sunday when he was rammed into the boards on a clean hit by Dennis Seidenberg in the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Boston...

Listen to Harry on Habs360 Radio

On Saturday, Harry joined the Habs360 radio show and podcast in Montreal to talk about the Capitals game with the Canadiens that day, Alexander Semin, and the trading deadline.  Have a listen by clicking here.  The segment starts at the 15 minute mark. Harry Hawkings is s college student who covers the Caps for RtR.  Follow him on Twitter here.

Ovechkin returns; Vokoun records 3rd shutout

Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season and Alexander Semin scored on the second of Washington's two penalty shots in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Thomas, Bruins shut down Capitals

Tim Thomas' return to the nation's capital was less political and more successful. Playing about 10 blocks from the White House - a place he famously avoided two weeks ago - Thomas carried a shutout deep into the third period Sunday as the Boston Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Thomas' no-show, accompanied by a Facebook...

Brooks Orpik hammers Daniel Paille

Disclosure: I am a Boston Bruins fans, but this is an awesome hit, this is a text book legal check by former B.C. Eagle and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille. I also like the fact that a hard hit didn't cause an immediate fight or retaliation by someone on the opposition team.

No slipup by Bruins this time

Halfway through yesterday’s first period against the Capitals, Milan Lucic fired up the pistons, charged over the blue line, and made a straight line toward the net. Naturally, he was rewarded with a Rich Peverley dish, which he converted into his 19th goal.

Recap: Washington vs. Boston

Tim Thomas stopped 35 shots to lift the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center.

Bruins can’t get momentum

At 6:45 of yesterday’s third period, the Bruins finally had some hope. Joe Corvo had beaten the previously perfect Marc-Andre Fleury with a shot from the point, cutting Pittsburgh’s lead to 2-1.

Game 50: Penguins at Bruins

Good morning from TD Garden, where the Bruins will face off against Pittsburgh this afternoon. The Bruins are coming off a 3-0 loss to Carolina on Thursday. The Bruins have recalled Jordan Caron from Providence. It’s possible that Caron could...

Brooks Orpik Sends Paille Flying

The only thing more beautiful than a monstrous hip check in hockey that neutralizes the puck carrier attempting to avoid hits up the middle is a well placed open ice hit. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik greeted Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille with a first class ticket to the moon with this hit last night: [...]

Boston Bruins (32-16-2) at Washington Capitals (27-20-4), 12:30 p.m. (ET)

The Boston Bruins hope to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season this afternoon as they visit a Washington Capitals club that has its eyes set on first place in the Southeast Division.

Not enough bang for the fans’ bucks

The Bruins were marginally better yesterday, but in a sport in which the margin between winning and losing is inherently thin, they were squeezed out again, 2-1, by the Penguins on Causeway Street.
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