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Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins’ 7-3 win over Caps


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Brad Marchand celebrates his aim through the first interval. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Marchand returned from a bloody nostril within the first interval to attain two objectives and help on one other, whereas middle Patrice Bergeron saved one on the different finish and the Boston Bruins routed the Washington Capitals 7-3 on Monday evening.

After falling behind two objectives early — each by Conor Sheary — the Bruins scored six in a row at hand the Capitals their fourth consecutive defeat, which is their longest dropping streak this season.

Marchand began all of it within the first interval after taking a tough excessive stick.

Washington’s Nic Dowd hit Marchand on the bridge of his nostril, requiring important cleanup of blood on the ice and repairs to his nostril on the bench. With Dowd nonetheless serving the double-minor penalty, Marchand — gauze stuffed in his nostrils — sparked the comeback by organising David Pastrnak for his first aim of the sport on a 5-on-3 energy play with 1:26 left within the first interval.

Marchand scored on a 5-on-4 simply 40 seconds later to tie it earlier than intermission.

The second interval was all Boston. After defenseman Matt Grzelcyk gave the Bruins the lead, Bergeron made positive they’d hold it. Goaltender Linus Ullmark was in no place to make a save, so the four-time Selke Trophy winner obtained his physique in entrance of a shot by Evgeny Kuznetsov from point-blank vary that might have sailed into the empty half of the web.

Less than a minute later, Craig Smith scored to make it 4-2 Bruins and chase Capitals beginning goalie Zach Fucale. On the identical evening he was honored for setting the report for the longest shutout streak to begin an NHL profession at 138:07, Fucale obtained the hook after permitting 4 objectives on 16 photographs in below 28 minutes of labor.

Vitek Vanecek was no higher, giving up Pastrnak’s second aim on the primary shot he confronted and permitting one to Erik Haula on the second. Bruins winger Taylor Hall assisted on every of these objectives to increase his level streak to 6 video games.

Marchand scored his second halfway by means of the third interval. Grzelcyk added 4 assists to present himself a five-point evening on the best way to the Bruins enhancing to 9-1-1 of their previous 11 street video games.

Conor Sheary scored twice within the first 12:32 to stake Washington to a 2-0 lead, and Alex Ovechkin assisted on T.J. Oshie’s aim late within the second that minimize the deficit to 6-3. Ovechkin’s 52nd level of the season put him one again of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl for the league lead.

NOTES: Bruins ahead Trent Frederic was dominated out after the second interval with an upper-body damage. Frederic collided with Ovechkin on his remaining shift. … Defenseman Charlie McAvoy returned after lacking two video games with a lower-body damage. … Boston defensemen Connor Clifton and Derek Forbort and Washington defenseman Dmitry Orlov and winger Carl Hagelin had been added to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol checklist.

UP NEXT

Bruins: Host Montreal on Wednesday evening.

Capitals: Visit the New York Islanders on Saturday.



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