The Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 in tonight’s preseason game.
A two-minute goalie interference penalty on Bruins’ right wing Jared Knight rewarded the Caps with their first power play of the night, which they were unable to capitalize on. Bruins’ defenseman Adam McQuaid, in his first appearance since getting injured in January, was out in full force with four hits in the first period. The first period ended scoreless, with the Caps outshooting the Bruins 7-5.
The Caps went 0-2 on their second power play of the night, a two-minute penalty for high sticking against defenseman Dougie Hamilton. On their first power play of the night, Zach Trotman, Brad Marchand and Simon Gagne all had shots on net. The second period ended with the Bruins outshooting the Caps 21-14, but remained scoreless.
Jeremy Smith replaced Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask, who made 14 saves, at the start of the third period. Smith’s biggest save came early in the third, robbing Caps’ Andrew Burakovsky on a shot taken from the right circle. Defenseman Zdeno Chara notched a power play goal to put the Bruins up 1-0. With 3.3 left on the clock, Simon Gagne put the Bruins up 2-0.
The Bruins will face the Capitals during the regular season on October 11th and March 15th.