Boston is leading the series 2-1.
It’s tough, but again, it’s nothing to lose. You know, series not ended, and somebody have to win, somebody have to lose... I think we play great today, but we make a couple mistakes and it costs us a goal. That was great battle, but we lost.
1 goal, 1 assist, total ice time 20:29, 26 shifts, average 00:47, PP 03:26, even 17:03, 6 shots on goal, 2 attempts blocked, 5 hits, 1 giveaway
Alex Ovechkin lands a huge hit on Dennis Seidenberg in the opening minute.
Brooks Laich floats a pop-up ahead for Alex Ovechkin, who rifles a wobbling puck past Tim Thomas.
Tempers flared often Thursday night in Game 3 between the Capitals and Bruins, but the fracas that could have a lasting impact came after time expired. Boston forward Rich Peverly tripped Alex Ovechkin in the corner of the Washington zone, drawing the ire of Nicklas Backstrom. The Capitals center came to Ovechkin's aid and proceeded to cross check Peverley to the face. It was Backstrom's third penalized cross check of the game and this one garnered a match penalty, which results in an automatic suspension pending review by the NHL's department of player safety. Coach Dale Hunter was optimistic after Washington's 4-3 loss that the 24-year-old Swede won't face supplementary discipline.