Some thoughts, as the Bruins take on the Capitals in their fourth preseason game.
Second period, 1-1 Looks like the Bruins could have something on the power play after struggling for the last five or so years. The B's scored their goal on the PP, on a Dennis Seidenberg shot from the point that was redirected by Zdeno Chara. Chara was camped in front of the net as he has been throughout the preseason. There's an indication that it could work.
The Capitals scored their goal on just their third shot of the game, with Connor Carrick connecting on a slap shot. The Bruins are still leading in that department, with a 23-6 advantage.
First period, 0-0 So far we've seen highlights come from two young guys, Ryan Spooner and Nick Johnson. Spooner, blocked in Boston by David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron, came out skating with his usual speed. He can definitely create chances. Johnson has continued his strong play in the preseason. The forward has three goals in the preseason and had a near miss tonight on the fourth.
Couple of fights, with Milan Lucic taking on Joel Rechlicz in the main event. (Kevan Miller and Aaron Volpatti on the undercard.) Rechlicz took some serious punches from Lucic, but remained upright with his helmet eventually flying off. I'd score that one Lucic, no question. Of course, Lucic probably shouldn't be risking injury in the preseason, but that's another matter entirely.
Tuukka Rask stood strong, not allowing a goal by the Capitals in the first 20 minutes. Of course, he wasn't tested much, facing only two shots in the period. Shots are 9-2, Bruins.