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Sounds of the game… Bruins 3, Capitals 2 OT

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 27, 2009 @ 11:19 pm In General | No Comments

It was an ugly game between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.

And appropriately, the contest featured a bizarre ending.

David Krejci’s shot ricocheted off Shaone Morrisonn’s leg and past Jose Theodore for a power play goal at 1:55 of overtime as the Bruins finally found a way to beat the Washington Captials, 3-2, in overtime. It was their first win over Washington in three tries.

Significant, if only because both teams felt afterward they could be seeing each other again come the spring in the NHL [1] playoffs.

The game was also symbolic to the Bruins because of the return of three key components to their early-season success.

Defenseman Andrew Ference [2] came back after a 31-game absence due to a fractured right leg. Milan Lucic [3] was out seven games with a bum shoulder. And Patrice Bergeron [4] returned after missing 15 games with a concussion.

Head coach Claude Julien said it wasn’t their best performance but they’ll take the win [5].

Julien on the return of three of their best players [6].

Patrice Bergeron said it was great to be back on the ice [7].

Bergeron on his great pass to Savard on the game-tying goal in the second period [8].

Savard said the win was important because these two teams could be facing each other again [9].

Tim Thomas made two game-saving saves on Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom in overtime [10].

Thomas said the two teams realize they could see each other again down the road [11].

Mike Green said Tim Thomas just shut down the Capitals after their second goal [12].

Alex Ovechkin said they outplayed the Bruins but lost [13].


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URLs in this post:

[1] NHL: http://media.weei.com/hockey/nhl.htm

[2] Andrew Ference: http://media.weei.com/hockey/andrew-ference.htm

[3] Milan Lucic: http://media.weei.com/hockey/milan-lucic.htm

[4] Patrice Bergeron: http://media.weei.com/hockey/patrice-bergeron.htm

[5] Head coach Claude Julien said it wasn’t their best performance but they’ll take the win: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12265

[6] Julien on the return of three of their best players: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12266

[7] Patrice Bergeron said it was great to be back on the ice: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12267

[8] Bergeron on his great pass to Savard on the game-tying goal in the second period: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12268

[9] Savard said the win was important because these two teams could be facing each other again: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12269

[10] Tim Thomas made two game-saving saves on Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom in overtime: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12270

[11] Thomas said the two teams realize they could see each other again down the road: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12271

[12] Mike Green said Tim Thomas just shut down the Capitals after their second goal: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12272

[13] Alex Ovechkin said they outplayed the Bruins but lost: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12273

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