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Final: Caps 4, Bruins 3

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  March 10, 2012 01:09 PM

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THIRD PERIOD


All over at Garden. Caps, 4-3. Bruins now 1-11 in games follow their last 12 victories.

2:39 to go, TV break. How soon will B's pull Thomas for extra attacker?

16:47 - Caps, 4-3 -- Boychuk jumps to net and cashes in at left post.

4:00 to go.

Prior Bostonian Knuble hits post wth 7:09 to go. Score remains 4-2, Caps.

Midway through second. Bruins slightly better, but not looking good. Caps take timeout with 10:20 to go.

Very quiet at Garden with 13:30 to go.

Bruins need early burst of energy to get back in this one.

Underway.

SECOND PERIOD

40:00 in books. Caps, 4-2. For 22nd time in 27 games, Bruins enter third period without lead.

17:31 -- Caps, 4-2, PPG. -- Laich gains position on McQuaid, top of crease, deflects home Wideman wrister. Likely won't happen, but Turco option to replace Thomas for third period.

15:34 -- Zanon roughing (elbow) on Perreault gives Caps third PP of period.

11:22 -- Caps, 3-2. Beagle drills in 20-footer from slot off Semin feed out of corner. Puck squibs free in Corvo-Seidenberg collision. Bruins with 0:00 in lead time this afternoon.

8:59 -- Zanon off for holding. Caps power play. Ovechkin at left point.

Bruins, 2-2 -- Marchand, unassisted. Caron solid hit on Ovechkin along wall in neutral zone helps free puck for Marchand to scoop and score. No. 23 for the Li'l Ball o' Hate.


Bruins announce that Pouliot out today with lower-body injury.

Underway.


FIRST PERIOD

Late Lucic goal cuts Caps lead in half, 2-1, into first intermission. Shots, 13-13.

19:54 -- Caps, 2-1 -- Looch collects dead puck in left wing circle off Bergeron-Beagle faceoff and snaps in 12-15 foot forehander.
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18:14 -- Ten-bell save by Vokoun, flashes left leg to stop Seguin stuff attempt at right post off Krejci feed.

16:03 -- Rookie MacDermid hauled down. Bruins with second PP chance.

11:19 -- Bruins with first power-play chance. PP1: Marchand-Bergeron-Caron with Rolston-Chara at points.


8:41 to go in period. Caps still with two-goal lead, 12-5 shot lead. Bruins slow to perk. Caron begins game on third line, quickly bumped up to Marchand-Bergeron combo.


8:15 -- Caps, 2-0. Hendricks digs puck out of Thomas pads after Brouwer deflects puck on net. Coach Claude Julien calls rare timeout in attempt to help club regain focus.


7:50 -- Caps, 1-0. Semin pots doorstep rebound on forehander. Caps with 10-3 shot lead.


Caps with three shots on Thomas in first three minutes. B's yet to land one on Vokoun.


Underway.

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