How to watch Capitals vs. Bruins


The Capitals finally, mercifully got their first overtime win of the season on Tuesday night as they bested the Winnipeg Jets 26 seconds into bonus hockey. With their first OT win in 12 attempts, Washington maintained their spot at third place in the Metropolitan division.

But a matchup riddled with themes of revenge is on the horizon as the Caps take on the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. The last time the two sides faced each other, a horrendous 7-3 victory by the Bruins sent the hosts into an emotional abyss. Can the Caps get revenge on their rivals on Thursday?

Here's everything you need to know before puck drop.


What: Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

When: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Bruins on ESPN+ and Hulu.


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From NBC Sports Washington's Bijan Todd:

"Aliaksei Protas continued his stellar season in Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Jets, scoring the third goal on a pinball wraparound chance to give Washington a 3-2 lead. It was Protas’ third goal of the season but his contributions go well beyond the stat sheet. He plays hard on both sides of the puck, making plays in the defensive zone that allow the Caps to spring some offense, like he did here against the Canucks:" Read more...


From NBC Sports Washington's Capitals Insider J.J. Regan:

"Once Ovechkin woke the team up, the Caps played a decent game despite not having the lead until early in the third. Once Protas gave them the lead, however, the Caps got tight. Nic Dowd was called for hooking with less than five minutes to go. The PK managed to kill it off, but the Jets still tied the game with 65 seconds left in regulation thanks to Pierre-Luc Dubois." Read more...


Capitals: Aliaksei Protas, C (28 games, 3 goals, 6 assists): The Caps' gargantuan rookie has wowed all season, providing depth and size at forward in the face of roster depletion. He hustles for pucks and uses his stature to muscle opponents out of favorable positions. Protas scored his third goal of the season vs. Winnipeg, so keep an eye on him on Thursday.

Bruins: Brad Marchand, LW (31 games, 20 goals, 23 assists): Marchand has been the Bruins' best player all year, and don't look now, but he might be inching his way into the MVP conversation. He's posted a miraculous six goals and four assists over his last five games, so the Caps will need to pay him extra attention.