A fortunate bounce — a pass meant for Marc Savard that deflected off Shaone Morrisonn and into the net during overtime — gave David Krejci his 18th goal to give the Bruins the victory.
“I think we were sloppy in the first,” Krejci said. “We needed to come back to our game. I think in the second and third, we played hard and did good things. Just the things that Coach wanted us to play. That’s what we did in the second and third.”
Tim Thomas started the OT sequence by stopping Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. The Bruins went the other way and Backstrom hooked Zdeno Chara to bust up a scoring chance.
* Patrice Bergeron said he felt good after playing in his first game back from a concussion. Bergeron assisted on Marc Savard’s power-play goal by diving for a loose puck. Bergeron acknowledged it was a risky play.
* Claude Julien said it was encouraging to see Bergeron, Andrew Ference, and Milan Lucic return to the lineup. “I thought all those guys handled their game fairly well tonight,” Julien said.
* Shawn Thornton gave Byron Bitz an attaboy for throwing down with Donald Brashear. “[Expletive] awesome,” Thornton said.
* The Bruins practice tomorrow at Ristuccia Arena at 11:30 a.m.
STICK SALUTE: Thornton. Snipes an Ovechkin-like goal and gives the Bruins dependable minutes.
SIN BIN: Bruins in the first period. Not much presence in a 14-shot Washington first.