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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 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 came back after a 31-game absence due to a fractured right leg. Milan Lucic was out seven games with a bum shoulder. And Patrice Bergeron returned after missing 15 games with a concussion.
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URLs in this post:
 Head coach Claude Julien said it wasn’t their best performance but they’ll take the win: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12265
 Julien on the return of three of their best players: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12266
 Patrice Bergeron said it was great to be back on the ice: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12267
 Bergeron on his great pass to Savard on the game-tying goal in the second period: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12268
 Savard said the win was important because these two teams could be facing each other again: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12269
 Tim Thomas made two game-saving saves on Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom in overtime: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12270
 Thomas said the two teams realize they could see each other again down the road: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12271
 Mike Green said Tim Thomas just shut down the Capitals after their second goal: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12272
 Alex Ovechkin said they outplayed the Bruins but lost: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=12273
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