The Washington Capitals lost a goalie, a forward and a 2-0 lead.
And they still managed to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Brooks Laich scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give Washington a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night and help the Capitals hold onto the eighth spot in the East.
Washington is tied with Buffalo with 86 points; the Sabres have five games remaining and the Capitals have four.
''We are back on track,'' said Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin, who had two assists. ''We are happy to take two points and take a big step.''
The Bruins, who could have clinched a playoff berth with a win, fell behind 2-0 but scored twice in the final 3:10 of regulation to force overtime. The defending Stanley Cup champions will try again Saturday against the New York Islanders.
''It was good to comeback, for sure. It was somewhat of a playoff-type game,'' said Andrew Ference, who made it 2-2 with 1:16 left in the third. ''They were obvio...