Thursday, December 11, 2008
Alexander Ovechkin is not impressed
It was bound to happen sooner or later, the Boston Bruins after all cannot win every game (like the Celtics).
The B's (19-5-4) fell 3-1 to the Washington Capitals (16-10-3) last night at the Verizon Center in D.C.
Washington snapped the Bruins' five-game winning streak and truth be told, Boston didn't play that bad.
Caps goalie Brent Johnson (8-4-2) made 33 saves and outplayed Boston goaltender Manny Fernandez (23 saves).
Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead as Nicklas Backstrom (9th goal of the season) scored on the power-play, 3:53 into the game (from Alexander Ovechkin and Viktor Kozlov).
Alexandre Giroux (1st of the season) doubled the lead at 4:52 in the second with a goal from Kozlov and Tom Poti.
The B's finally got on the board with 35 seconds left in the second. Just like the game before, Phil Kessel found Milan Lucic (his 8th of the season) parked right in front of the net for an easy one-timer. Zdeno Chara also assisted on the goal.
Ovechkin (15th) iced it with an empty-net goal with 52 seconds left in the contest. Alexander Semin-Washington's other superstar and Backstrom assisted.
The B's head to Atlanta tomorrow night to face the Thrashers, one of the worst teams the NHL has to offer. Atlanta will then come to Boston on Saturday night. Needless to say, Boston should take both of those games.