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Final: Bruins 4, Capitals 1

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  February 5, 2012 12:25 PM

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All done in DC. Bruins halt two-game slide.

19:19 3d period: Bruins 4-1
Rich Peverley with the ENG. Impressive day for Bruins.

13:23 3d period: Bruins 3-1
Sharp Tim Thomas kickout of a short-range Keith Aucoin shot. Dangerous.

12:04 3d period: Bruins 3-1
Marcus Johansson’s cross-crease pass goes in off Dennis Seidenberg. Caps broke out far too easily.

6:38 3d period: Bruins 3-0
Tyler Seguin gets piece of Brad Marchand pass. Good body position on Dennis Wideman.

4:31 3d period: Bruins 2-0
Matchups continue into third. Patrice Bergeron’s line against John Carlson and Karl Alzner.

1:52 3d period: Bruins 2-0
Mathieu Perreault hits the crossbar with a wrister.

20:00 2d period: Bruins 2-0
For a change, Bruins submit very good second period. Taking lead into third for first time in 11 games.

15:41 2d period: Bruins 2-0
Zdeno Chara zings a slapper off Tomas Vokoun’s mask. Scary.

14:28 2d period: Bruins 2-0
Brooks Laich back on the bench.

12:00 2d period: Bruins 2-0
Brooks Laich in a lot of pain. Favoring left leg. Tangled with Dennis Seidenberg behind net.

11:21 2d period: Bruins 2-0
Good seam pass by Dennis Wideman to spring Keith Aucoin for partial break. Aucoin blasts slapper wide.

4:39 2d period: Bruins 2-0
Caps with better legs so far. Bruins need to match their intensity.

20:00 1st period: Bruins 2-0
Bruins very pleased with that period. Strong on walls and in danger areas around net.

18:46 1st period: Bruins 2-0
Adam McQuaid vs. Matt Hendricks. McQuaid with several punches. Hendricks with takedown.

18:38 1st period: Bruins 2-0
Brad Marchand with short-angle backhander past Tomas Vokoun. Strong forechecking by Patrice Bergeron on Karl Alzner.

17:33 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Partial break for Alex Semin. Tim Thomas gets right pad on Semin’s shot.

10:45 1st period: Bruins 1-0
Great speed by Milan Lucic going over blue line. Blows past Dennis Wideman. Takes pass from Rich Peverley and goes upstairs on Tomas Vokoun. Terrific play by the two forwards.

10:27 1st period: 0-0
Patrice Bergeron’s line going against Brooks Laich, Matt Hendricks, Troy Brouwer. Not being used against Alex Ovechkin.

5:15 1st period: 0-0
Another shift for David Krejci with third-liners. Looks like a line for now.

1:30 1st period: 0-0
Chris Kelly between Milan Lucic and Rich Peverley.

0:44 1st period: 0-0
David Krejci centering Benoit Pouliot and Jordan Caron.

0:00 1st period: 0-0
Zach Hamill out. Jordan Caron in.

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