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Highlights: Bruins' stars shine in revenge win over Capitals

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Revenge was a dish best served on ice Sunday at TD Garden.

The Boston Bruins scored four consecutive goals against the Capitals to rally to a 6-3 win, atoning for their brutal 8-1 loss to Washington last Sunday.

Boston's best players led the charge, as Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Krejci scored two goals apiece while David Pastrnak added a pair of assists.

Tuukka Rask stopped 30 of the Capitals' 33 shots in a highly physical battle that saw Washington forward Garnet Hathaway get ejected for a hit near the boards on Bruins defenseman Jarred Tinordi.

Boston's fourth consecutive win was much-needed, as it moved the club six points ahead of the New York Rangers for the final playoff spot in the East Division.

Here are the best plays from Sunday's matinee.

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 6, Capitals 3

BOX SCORE

BRUINS' RECORD: 25-12-6

Bruins vs. Capitals highlights

Marchand's great effort on a first-period Bruins penalty kill led to Bergeron opening the scoring:

Krejci doubled the Bruins' lead in the first period thanks to a pinpoint pass from Connor Clifton:

T.J. Oshie cleaned up Niklas Backstrom's rebound to get the Capitals on the board in the final seconds of the first period:

Make that two goals for T.J. Oshie, who tied the score at 2-2 in second period on a Washington power play:

The Capitals scored twice on the four-minute power play, as Anthony Mantha beat Rask on this wrister:

 

Marchand and the Bruins tied it back up minutes later ...

... Then took the lead late in the second period on a brilliant finish by Krejci:

Perfection by the Perfection Line to set up Bergeron for his second goal of the game:

Marchand added an empty-netter in the third period to finish with a team-high four points (two goals, two assists).

Bruins schedule

Tuesday, April 20: at Buffalo Sabres, 6:30 p.m. ET