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Washington Ices Boston 2-1 - Recap

Washington got a 43-save performance from Braden Holtby as the Capitals handed Boston a 2-1 loss on Saturday at TD Garden.

Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as +168 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.

Washington got goals from Troy Brouwer and Nicklas Backstrom in the victory. Brouwer opened the scoring at 17:57 of the second period.

Braden Holtby stopped 43 of 44 Boston shots in the victory.

Benoit Pouliot scored for the Bruins, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Tim Thomas stopped 37 of 39 shots for the Bruins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-3, while the Bruins were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 44-39.