WASHINGTON — Brooks Laich's power-play goal 44 seconds into overtime gave the Capitals a 3-2 win over the Bruins on Monday night.
Laich's goal came 20 seconds after Boston's Dennis Wideman was called for high-sticking, and the Capitals had the four-on-three advantage.
anger at pardon: Theoren Fleury and Sheldon Kennedy, two former NHL players who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by a junior coach, are among those angered at the revelation the convicted sex offender was pardoned by Canada's National Parole Board in 2007. Graham James pleaded guilty to sexual assault and served 31/2 years. The Parole Board said it cannot refuse a pardon based on the nature of a crime.
First Period—1, Washington, Backstrom 31 (Ovechkin, Knuble), 7:36. 2, Boston, Wideman 5 (Chara, Bergeron), 19:58. Penalties—None.
Second Period—3, Boston, Bergeron 19 (Lucic, Recchi), 7:55. 4, Washington, Knuble 27 (Ovechkin, Backstrom), 19:31. Penalties—Morrisonn, Was (holding stick), 1:03; Krejci, Bos (cross-checking), 3:16.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Sloan, Was (tripping), 9:57; Laich, Was (tripping), 14:59.
Overtime—5, Washington, Laich 25 (Semin, Backstrom), :44 (pp). Penalties—Wideman, Bos (high-sticking), :24. Shots on Goal—Boston 12-6-12-0—30. Washington 7-11-10-2—30. Power-play opportunities—Boston 0 of 3; Washington 1 of 2. Goalies—Boston, Rask 20-12-5 (30 shots-27 saves). Washington, Theodore 29-7-7 (30-28). A—18,277 (18,277). T—2:33. Referees—Steve Kozari, Bill McCreary. Linesmen—Brad Lazarowich, Steve Miller.
First Period—1, Columbus, Brassard 9 (Voracek, Dorsett), 3:10 (pp). Penalties—Oshie, StL (goaltender interference), 1:38; Methot, Clm (broken stick), 11:29; Boyes, StL (tripping), 13:24; Blunden, Clm (roughing), 16:42; Tkachuk, StL, served by Boyes (boarding, roughing), 16:42; Commodore, Clm (hooking), 19:52.
Second Period—2, St. Louis, McDonald 23 (Perron, Colaiacovo), 10:39. Penalties—Blunden, Clm (high-sticking), 3:26; Stralman, Clm (cross-checking), 5:23; Kariya, StL (tripping), 11:58.
Third Period—None. Penalties—Perron, StL (hooking), :53; Tyutin, Clm (holding), 3:25; Perron, StL (slashing), 7:01.
Overtime—3, St. Louis, Johnson 10 (McDonald, Perron), 3:59 (pp). Penalties—Methot, Clm (holding), 3:17. Shots on Goal—Columbus 11-8-6-3—28. St. Louis 4-16-9-5—34. Power-play opportunities—Columbus 1 of 6; St. Louis 1 of 6. Goalies—Columbus, Garon 12-9-6 (34 shots-32 saves). St. Louis, C.Mason 29-22-8 (28-27). A—17,601 (19,150). T—2:25. Referees—Frances Charron, Dan O'Halloran. Linesmen—Shane Heyer, Thor Nelson.