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Final: Caps 3, Bruins 2 in shootout

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  March 29, 2012 06:58 PM

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SHOOTOUT

Final score: Caps, 3-2. Washington wins with 3-2 edge in shootout. Goals by Hendricks, Semin and Laich.

Laich wins it with with backhand lift inside right post.

Peverley denied on forehander top of crdease.

Semin connects on backhander at left post. Tied, 2-2, after three rounds.

Bergeron scores on forehander through five hole.

Thomas stops Ovie at right post.

Seguin brings Bruins even.

Hendricks beats Thomas after Krejci fails at other end.

OVERTIME

Ovechkin nearly picks a post with 25 seconds to go, but it goes to shootout. Tied, 2-2, at 65:00

Mad scramble at Washington net with 45 seconds go. Neuvirth holds fort. Bruins call timeout.

Strong big by Ovechklin with 2:05 left in OT. Stopped by Thomas.

THIRD PERIOD

60 wrapped at 9:27 p.m. Tied, 2-2. On to 5 min OT.

18:44 -- Bruins, 2-2. Ference hammers in 40-foot slapper aftrer Krejci passes in from right wall after cutting off Washington clear attempt.

16:50 -- Caps, 2-1. Chara wrister from blue line deflected in by Krejci.

Bruins down by a pair with 5:00 to go. Looks like three-game win streak will be snapped.

9:54 -- Caps, 2-0 -- Johansson finishs bang-bang play off pass from Ovechkin. Ovie with skille pass through Chara, Johansson with full step ahead of Ference.

7:59 Caps, 1-0. -- Ex-Bruin Wideman wrists in 20-footer with Boychuk and Laich jousting for position at top of crease.

Fun continues at 8:52 p.m.

SECOND PERIOD

40:00 in books at 8:34 p.m. No score.

With 1:49 left, Beagle dish sets up Knuble wrister, good stop by Thomas.

11:08 -- Krejci off for high stick. Caps go on PP, after landing only 6 shots in 31:08.

8:33 Zanon wrister off faceoff hits right post, Bergeron just misses cashing in on backhander.

6:11 more burned off books. Not much to report. Boston with 10-3 shot lead.

Bruins announce early in period that McQuaid will not return. Suspect concusssion from Chimera hit.


Fun resumes at 7:59 p.m.


FIRST PERIOD

First 20:00 in books. No score. Bruins with 7-2 shot lead. Eakin lands last Washington shot at 1243 of period.

18:25 -- Neuvirth replaces Vokoun in Washington net. Game scoreless. No apparent injury. If this were Habs, we would suspect traded, a la Cammalleri.

17:20 -- Lucic gingerly to bench after getting drilled lower leg/foot by Chara blaster.

Bad, stupid hit, Chimera drives McQuaid into rear boards at 14:00. 5:00 and game misconduct and a chat with Shanahan in morning for Chimera. Chimera makes it worse by arguing with refs.

Halfway through period. Bruins with 2-1 shot lead. Action slower than 4:40 to Rockport.

Marchand turnover high in Boston defensive zone leads to Ovechkin wrister. First shot of night at 3:58.

Puck down at 7:08 p.m.

Bruins open with sizzling hot Pouliot-Kelly-Rolston trio. Zanon and Corvo on backline. Thomas in net.

Almost ready to rock 'n' roll here at the Garden, Bruins vs. Caps. Possible berth-clincher for Bruins. Caps fearing a DNQ.

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