BALTIMORE — One day after Chad Johnson struggled — allowing three goals on eight shots to the Canadiens — Niklas Svedberg stood tall against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals, earning a 3-2 shootout victory at 1st Mariner Arena.
Svedberg made his most notable save against Ovechkin, stoning the Washington star with about a minute to go in overtime. He had six saves in the shootout, which the Bruins won, 3-2, on a goal by Carter Camper in the eighth round.
“[Svedberg] was solid,” coach Claude Julien said. “He made some good saves. I think he got as surprised as anybody else on that goal [by Casey Wellman]. That guy just turned around and shot it quickly – it was a quick release – I don’t know if he was screened.
“Yet, he stood up and shined through the shootout. So he was really good tonight. I liked his outing.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.