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Bruins snap Capitals’ winning streak with 3-1 victory


The Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, center, is tripped up during their game against the Boston Bruins at the Verizon Center on Tuesday in Washington.

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David Krejci and Milan Lucic each had a goal and an assist in the first period as the Boston Bruins ended the Washington Capitals’ four-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Tuesday night.

Matt Hunwick added a goal and Tim Thomas made 35 saves to improve to 3-0 for the Bruins, who held Alex Ovechkin without a point for the first time in the season.

Rookie Marcus Johansson scored the lone goal for the Capitals, whose high-powered offense has yet to catch stride — even as their penalty kill remains perfect. Washington held Boston scoreless on four power plays, leaving opponents 0-for-25 through six games.

The Bruins scored twice on Michal Neuvirth before the Capitals goaltender left the game in the first period because of illness.


In Nashville, Rene Bourque scored at 2:10 of overtime to give Calgary an away victory.

After winning their first three games of the season, the Predators have lost back-to-back games, both in overtime. Calgary have won two straight.

Parked in the low slot, Bourque corralled the rebound of a tough angle shot by Brendan Morrison and beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne on the stick side.

Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 34 shots for his first shutout of the season and 35th of his career.


In St Paul, Marek Zidlicky had a goal and two assists as Minnesota scored three times on the power play.

Guillaume Latendresse, Cal Clutterbuck, John Madden, Andrew Brunette and Matt Cullen also scored for the Wild, who entered the game with the league’s best power play at 38.1 percent, and was 3-for-3 with the man advantage.

Daniel Sedin scored twice for Vancouver, which could see center Rick Rypien facing disciplinary action after pushing a fan.

Rypien and Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz, who fought in the opening period, were about to square off in the second period before being separated by the linesmen in front of the Wild bench.

As Rypien, who was assessed a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct, was pulled by linesman Don Henderson toward the Vancouver bench, he appeared to push the official.

On his way down the tunnel to the dressing room, Rypien pushed a Wild fan who was applauding at the railing. Rypien was quickly pulled away by teammate Manny Malhotra. The fan was removed from the area. Rypien was in the penalty box to start the third period, but did not get any ice time.


In San Jose, Eric Staal scored a short-handed goal and Cam Ward made 41 saves to help Carolina get its first win on US soil.

Erik Cole, Patrick Dwyer, Chad LaRose and Joni Pitkanen also scored for the Hurricanes, who ended a two-game slide and won for the first time since sweeping the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki.

Patrick Marleau scored twice for the Sharks, who have yet to win a home game.

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