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Sounds of the game… Bruins 3, Capitals 2 OT

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].