All done in DC. Caps, 3-2.
16:57 3d period: Capitals 3-2
Big-time flareup between Gregory Campbell and Alex Ovechkin. Campbell doesn’t care for a hit by Ovechkin. Campbell then goes after Ovechkin by pushing him facefirst into the wall. Ovechkin comes back with a slash, which draws the attention of Johnny Boychuk. Minor penalties to Campbell and Ovechkin.
11:56 3d period: Capitals 3-2
Big-time top-shelf snipe by Brad Marchand to beat Michal Neuvirth right under the bar. Slick feed by Milan Lucic to free Marchand. The little pest is making a case to stay with the big boys.
11:43 3d period: Capitals 3-1
Nice play by Brad Marchand to steam down the left side and set up Milan Lucic at the far post for a scoring chance. Naturally, Marchand ends the play by getting his stick into Michal Neuvirth. No offense taken by the Caps.
5:27 3d period: Capitals 3-1
Cody Eakin takes a quick pass off the right-side wall and snaps a shot past Nolan Schaefer.
20:00 2d period: Capitals 2-1
Not many scoring chances for the Bruins through 40 minutes. Nice to see Blake Wheeler dish out the rough stuff. You can see Joe Colborne’s not ready to play with the varsity, but I like some of the bite he’s bringing. He’ll get heavy action in Providence.
19:14 2d period: Capitals 2-1
Alexander Semin walks it off the left-side half-boards and wings a whippy wrister past Nolan Schaefer. Sick. Semin’s snap shot might be better than Ovie’s.
9:40 2d period: 1-1
Blake Wheeler drops Boyd Gordon with a shoulder to the chest in open ice. Heck of a blast by Wheeler.
5:34 2d period: 1-1
PP2: Joe Colborne, Michael Ryder, Blake Wheeler, Matt Bartkowski, Steve Kampfer.
20:00 1st period: 1-1
A late boarding call on Zach Hamill wipes out the power play. Decent stuff so far from Brad Marchand, Matt Bartkowski, Steve Kampfer.
19:03 1st period: 1-1
PP1: Zach Hamill, Blake Wheeler, Milan Lucic, Matt Hunwick, Johnny Boychuk.
14:13 1st period: 1-1
Carey Price — er, Michal Neuvirth — lets a Jeremy Reich long-distance slapper trickle through. Weakness.
8:40 1st period: Capitals 1-0
With a helper from Alex Ovechkin, Mathieu Perreault goes down the right wing and snaps a shot through Mark Stuart that beats Nolan Schaefer. Heck of a shot.
6:59 1st period: 0-0
Off the draw, Shawn Thornton vs. D.J. King. King gets in the early shots, Thornton comes back late with some solid rights. King with the takedown.
5:59 1st period: 0-0
Alex Ovechkin has run over half the Boston defense already. Russian machine.
0:00 1st period: 0-0
Alex Ovechkin will make his preseason debut tonight.