Washington Capitals vs Bruins: Another Sunday in Boston
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For the second Sunday in a row, the Washington Capitals are back in Boston against the Bruins. This game, however, will be a morning affair that takes place within an hour or now, depending on when you read this article. We’ve finally had our coffee and are ready to give you a quick overview and how to watch this shock.
Tonight will be the seventh meeting between the Caps and the Bruins this season. The Caps are 3-3-0 and claim an 8-1 victory in last Sunday’s game. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps with seven points with one goal and six assists against the Bruins. Washington had 13 different goal scorers against Boston with Lars Eller and TJ Oshie in the lead with three goals apiece.
The Caps scored seven power-play goals on 23 occasions for a 30.4% success rate against the Bruins and allowed just three power-play goals against Boston’s 20 power-play chances for a success rate of 85%.
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Caps are 19-5-0 with a percentage of 0.792 points. This is the most wins in the NHL against Boston during this period. During that streak, Washington is 10-2-0 and has beaten Boston 39-27 in those 12 games.
Vitek Vanecek will start in goal tonight. As for the roster, look for changes as some defenders get bumped, according to Laviolette.
Can the Caps end the weekend with back-to-back wins? Here’s how to find out:
Date: April 18, 2021
Time: 12 p.m.
Where: TD Garden
TV broadcast: NBC
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7
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