By Chronicle News Services Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom scored the winning goal in the third period and the Capitals won their 14th straight over the Bruins, prevailing 4-2 in Boston on Thursday night.
Backstrom, who sat out Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia because of an illness, glided to the Bruins’ zone and ripped a left-circle wrister past Jaroslav Halak for the go-ahead goal with 14:14 remaining.
“Sometimes hockey isn’t fair,” Backstrom said after the Capitals won despite being outshot 41-22. “Even if they win the shots, we got the win. It’s weird sometimes.”
The Caps’ streak against the Bruins dates to March 29, 2014. [READ MORE HERE]
Source: SF Gate Sports