NHL: Bruins beat Caps 3-2 in overtime


Thu, Jan 29, 2009 - Page 7

David Krejci scored a power-play goal off the leg of Washington defender Shaone Morrisonn with 3:05 left in overtime on Tuesday as the Boston Bruins beat the Capitals 3-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots for the Bruins and Theodore made 25 saves for the Capitals, who remain atop the Southeast Division despite winning just three of their last eight games.

Washington got a scare when reigning Most Valuable Player Alex Ovechkin crashed into the boards with 5:35 left in the second period after being hooked by Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Ovechkin, who hit his right shoulder and head, missed the rest of the second but returned for the third period.

Mike Green and Michael Nylander scored for Washington. Shawn Thornton and Marc Savard also tallied for Boston.


At Denver, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 31 shots for his 43rd career shutout and Milan Michalek scored two goals as San Jose shut out Colorado for their sixth win in seven games.

It was Nabokov’s third shutout of the season, and first in just over a month. Patrick Marleau scored an empty-net goal with 37.2 seconds remaining.


At Edmonton, Alberta, Drew Stafford scored his first of three goals 10 seconds into the game as Buffalo handed Edmonton their worst home loss in franchise history.

Thomas Vanek and Derek Roy had a goal and two assists apiece for the Sabres, who also got goals from Nathan Paetsch, Jochen Hecht, Jaroslav Spacek and Tim Connolly with a pair.


At New York, Scott Gomez and Lauri Korpikoski scored first-­period goals, and Steve Valiquette made 33 saves as the New York Rangers beat Carolina.

In Tuesday’s other games it was:

• Devils 4, Senators 1

• Lightning 5, Canadiens 3

• Panthers 3, Flyers 2

• Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 2,


• Wild 6, Maple Leafs 1

• Stars 2, Thrashers 0

• Ducks 7, Coyotes 3