In his first game back since suffering a concussion on Dec. 20, Patrice Bergeron  made a tremendous individual play to set up Boston’s tying score. Bergeron, manning the right point on the power play, made a head-first diving play to keep the puck in the offensive zone, quickly rose from the ice and fed a nifty cross-ice dish to a wide open Marc Savard . The B’s center ripped a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle that rocketed past Jose Theodore to make it a 2-2 game between the Caps and Bruins.
Prior to the game, the Bruins mentioned some trepidation about inserting a group of healthy players back into the lineup all at once, and that appears to be the issue in the early going. Milan Lucic  hooking on with top line skaters Chuck Kobasew  and Marc Savard, and Patrice Bergeron jumping in with David Krejci  and Blake Wheeler  have made play a little ragged at times through the first two periods.