The Bruins picked themselves up off the mat with 1.6 seconds left in the first period to tie the game going into intermission with some valuable momentum.
This time – with 28.8 seconds to go in the second – the Caps took that momentum away with a goal from Mike Knuble, who crashed Tuukka Rask . For Knuble, it was his 47th of the season for the Capitals, making it 2-2 after two periods.
The goal was originally credited to Knuble then changed to Alex Ovechkin  and then back to Knuble. Ovechkin has two assists tonight.
Since Dennis Wideman  scored late in the first, the Bruins appeared to be energized. That was apparent when Patrice Bergeron  and Milan Lucic  crashed Jose Theodore, with Bergeron stuffing one past the Washington goalie for his 19th of the season.
The Bruins had taken command, carrying play throughout the period, even though the Capitals outshot the Bruins, 11-6, in the period.