Tom Wilson arrived in Boston with no goals in nine games.
The rugged Caps’ winger left Beantown with a pair, however, after helping the visitors to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. The win was Washington’s second in a row, third in four games and 10th straight over Brad Marchand and the Bruins.
Tarik’s three stars for the game:
Wilson’s first goal came off a short angle rebound that he roofed over Tuukka Rask to open the scoring. His second was a high slot redirection of a Brooks Orpik point shot with 70 seconds remaining in the second period that put the Caps ahead 3-1. Early in the third period, Wilson had a shorthanded breakaway that just missed. The Chandler Stephenson—Lars Eller—Wilson line racked up two goals and two assists, one game after putting up six points in a 4-3 win over the Islanders.
2-Braden Holtby, Capitals
Holtby could probably get a star on most nights when the Caps win. But he was especially exceptional vs. the Bs. He finished with 31 saves, including a number of Grade A stops. His best save, in fact, came just a few minutes into the game when he extended his left pad to turn away Austin Czarnik on a semi breakaway. That’s three straight strong starts for Holtby, who was outstanding against the Islanders and Oilers, as well.
3-Alex Ovechkin, Capitals
No. 8 got stopped on a clean breakaway in the first period, but he would not be denied. Ovechkin sniped a one-timer from his office moments later to put the Caps ahead 2-0. The goal was the Caps’ captain’s first in six games and it included helpers from his Russian buddies, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov.
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