Bruins Capitalize on Power Plays

Boston wins 2-1 over Washington
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 8:57 PM CST
Washington Capitals' Donald Brashear (87) and Boston Bruins' Shawn Thornton, right, fight in the first period of their game today in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Boston dominated on the power play late in the third period today, lifting the Bruins over the Capitals, 2-1.  With just over five minutes left in the game and a two-man advantage, the Bruins' Zdeno Chara tied the game at one. Less than three minutes later, Marco Sturm provided the game winner, after successive Cap penalties handed them yet another 5-on-3 opportunity, reports the AP.

It was a rough game right from the beginning, as Boston looked for some retribution following Monday’s embarrassing 10-2 loss to the Capitals.  In the first 10 seconds two fights broke out, followed by a number of penalties throughout the contest.  Washington’s Brooks Laich scored the lone goal for the Caps. The win put an end to Boston’s three-game losing streak.