This afternoon the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals meet up for the second time of the season, the Bruins hoping to keep their win-streak alive and earn their first win against Washington this season.
The last time these two teams met was on the fifth of March where they went into sudden death overtime, the Capitals skating away victorious in similar fashion as Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.
In order for the Bruins to come up victorious today they are going to have to play a full sixty minute game with every player performing at their best. They are going to need to be focused right from the get go and continue to get on the board early if they stand a chance at beating Ovechkin and his clones.
If they are able to maintain the focus they’ve brought in the opening period through the entire game, they have a good chance at beating the Capitals. The defense is going to have to be on their game and offense has to be prepared on the backcheck as well.
There’s a lot riding on the Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton line as they are still struggling to find a groove and get the marks they are capable. They need to take more shots on net and get back to the big, bad style of play that they are accustomed to and are known for performing.
You can expect Tuukka Rask to be between the pipes for this afternoon’s matinee, he’s coming off of a dominating 4-1 victory against the Florida Panthers Thursday night and hopes to improve his stats a little more.
Perfection at its best:
- Patrice Bergeron was able to score twice against the Panthers on Thursday and his line continues to pace the Bruins squad.
- Tyler Seguin has scored four goals in the past five games, currently sitting among the team’s top scorers with line-mate Brad Marchand.
Today’s game is set for a 1PM face off at the TD Garden. It is being televised on New England Sports Network and can be heard on 98.5 the Sports Hub.