Found March 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Washington_capitals_v_0e7c
Brooks Laich scored in the fourth round of the shootout as the visiting Washington Capitals stayed in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Laich fooled Tim Thomas with a quick move to the backhand, firing the puck top corner, following a pad save from Michal Neuvirth on Rich Peverley. Washington won for just the third time in the last eight games and moved into a tie with eighth-place Buffalo, although the Sabres have a game in hand.The Capitals also closed within four points of Southeast Division leader Florida, which also had a game in hand.After two uneventful periods, Washington opened the scoring when Dennis Wideman took a feed from Marcus Johansson in the slot and beat Thomas high glove side at 7:59 of the third period. The Capitals jumped ahead 2-0 just under two minutes later when Alex Ovechkin connected with Johansson on a two-on-one, breaking his stick as he fired the puck past a sprawling Th...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Vote: Should Jason Chimera Have Been Suspended for Hit on Adam McQuaid?

Adam McQuaid is used to dishing out punishing blows, but he was the recipient of one on Thursday night. Capitals forward Jason Chimera leveled McQuaid up against the boards during the first period of what was eventually a shootout victory for Washington. The play led to Chimera getting tossed from the game, but he avoided supplemental discipline, much to the dismay of many Bruins...

Which Three Bruins Were the Last to Score at Least 30 Goals in the Same Season?

Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand have a chance to do the unthinkable. And Milan Lucic has an outside chance at making the Black and Gold faithful's heads spin. Seguin and Marchand entered Thursday night's game with 26 tallies apiece and are inching toward the ever-evasive 30-goal plateau with six games remaining. Lucic, at 24, still has a shot to get hot and bury six in six...

With 6 games left in season, Marty Turco debuts new Boston Bruins goalie mask

Prior to Thursday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals, the Boston Bruins’ backup goaltender Marty Turco revealed a new look with a new custom helmet. Painted by Dave Gunnarsson, Turco had another Gargoyle-themed shell done up. A look at Marty Turco's new helmet, featuring his signature Gargoyle. InGoal Magazine revealed the new look, here’s the piece...

Did Patrice Bergeron, Brian Rolston or Dennis Seidenberg Score the Captain Morgan Goal of the Week?

The Bruins picked up some steam over the week, bagging a pair of wins during a three-game West Coast swing and a big win at home over the Lightning. The B's tallied 13 goals in four games and head into the final six games of the season with some confidence up front. Check out the Captain Morgan Goals of the Week nominees and don't forget to send in your vote in the right...

Rapid Rewind: The Bear Necessities

The Washington Capitals did it all Thursday night, defeating the Boston Bruins in a shootout 3-2 at TD Garden to keep their playoff hopes alive.  After an uneventful first 40 minutes left the game scoreless, the Capitals scored two goals, one each from Dennis Wideman and Marcus Johansson in the third period’s first 12 minutes.  They only saw it slip away late in the third as...

Caps-Bruins: These 10 Things Actually Happened Last Night

Caps Correspondent Brad Parker returns after a wild and crazy night. 1. Chimmer got ejected in the 1st period for a questionable hit. 2. While killing off the five-minute major, starting goalie Tomas Vokoun re-aggravated his lower body injury and left the game. 3. Michal Neuvirth entered the game and Braden Holtby left the press box and went to the locker room just in case. 4. The...

Blame Dale Hunter For Not Having The Caps Ready To Play?

from Mike Wise of the Washington Post, George McPhee doesn’t get many things wrong. But the Capitals general manager’s decision to tap into tough-guy nostalgia, have Hunter be the taskmaster to replace Bruce Boudreau, the players’ coach whom the locker room allegedly tuned out, was absolutely the wrong move. Half of the Verizon Center crowd shuffled dejectedly out of the building...

Bruins Mailbag: Tim Thomas Should Get Some Much-Needed Rest Before Playoffs

The Bruins appear to be snapping out of the funk they were mired in for much of the second half of the season. And they may just have things going in the right direction at just the right time with the postseason just around the corner. Boston headed into a clash with Washington on Thursday having won five of its last six games, solidifying their hold on the top spot in the Northeast...

Claude Julien Facing Tough Lineup Decisions, But Increased Competition for Jobs Should Only Benefit the Bruins

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Claude Julien's job has suddenly gotten a lot tougher, and the Bruins coach couldn't be happier about it. With Rich Peverley's return to the lineup, Jordan Caron's recent surge and the sudden emergence of the third line of Benoit Pouliot, Chris Kelly and Brian Rolston as a consistent source of offense, Julien has been forced to make some difficult...

Adam McQuaid Injured on 'Reckless' Hit into Boards, Bruins Don't Believe Jason Chimera Had Intent to Injure on Play

BOSTON – The Bruins began the night down a defenseman with Dennis Seidenberg sidelined with a leg infection. They lost another key defender before the first period ended. With six minutes left in the opening frame, Adam McQuaid went back to retrieve a puck behind the Boston net and was hit hard into the boards by Washington forward Jason Chimera. McQuaid turned just before contact...

Send Billy Jaffe, Andy Brickley, Jack Edwards and Mark Mowers Questions to be Answered on 'The Instigators'

The Bruins toyed with their fans’ hopes for a while this season, but it looks like the black and gold have gotten it together just in time for a playoff run. With just six games remaining, including Thursday night at home against the reeling Washington Capitals, the Bruins are finding chemistry on the ice as injured players returned and line combinations turn out strong results...

Johnny Boychuk Breaks Down Technique, Feeling of Delivering Bone-Crushing Body Checks (Video)

Johnny Boychuk knows how to deliver a good, clean body check. Just Steven Stamkos or Simon Gagne. Or Matt Stajan. Or any other players on a growing list of victims of Boychuk body checks. The Bruins defenseman explained to NESN.com Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn that delivering a big-time hit doesn't just hit by accident. Like many other things in sports, delivering a big hit...

Idle Bruins clinch playoff berth with Sabres loss

The Boston Bruins clinched a playoff berth without even touching a puck on Friday.The Buffalo Sabres fell 5-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, which allowed the idle defending Stanley Cup champions to clinch a playoff berth for the fifth consecutive season. The New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and Penguins also have guaranteed passes to the postseason.Boston has a six-point lead...

Canadiens-Capitals Preview

With their postseason fate still uncertain, the Washington Capitals can't afford to lose crucial points. They haven't had much trouble earning them against the Montreal Canadiens in recent years. Nicklas Backstrom is on the verge of ending a nearly three-month absence and is a game-time decision Saturday night when Washington seeks its sixth straight victory over visiting...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.