March 29, 2012; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) prepares to take a shot on goal during the first period against the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Capitals Vs. Bruins: Washington Wins Wild One, 3-2 In Shootout

The Capitals blow a 2-0 lead, but rally to win in the shootout.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: Jason Chimera Will Not Be Penalized Further For Hit

Jason Chimera received a five minute major penalty and a game misconduct for a hit that he delivered to Bruins player Adam McQuaid in the Capitals win over the Bruins on Thursday. If you missed it, you can see the hit here. The hit wasn't totally clean, but the penalties called on it were certainly questionable at the time. Now the NHL Has confirmed that the hits weren't so terrible, and have elected not to punish Chimera any further.

That seems to confirm what we already expected. Chimera probably shouldn't have made that hit, but the punishment he received was much more severe than the crime.

We'll have plenty more on this game throughout the day, so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog. You can also head over to the SB Nation NHL hub page for more on this and every NHL game.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: Brooks Laich's Shootout Goal Gives Washington 3-2 Win

The Washington Capitals lost a two-goal lead with under three-and-a-half minutes to play, but recovered to gain a vital 3-2 shootout win over the Boston Bruins Thursday night in Boston.

Dennis Wideman scored the first goal of the evening with 12:01 left in regulation, one-timing a shot past Tim Thomas from the high slot to give Washington a 1-0 lead. Marcus Johansson doubled the advantage 1:55 later, finishing off a 2-on-1 break with Alex Ovechkin to make the score 2-0.

But the Bruins were able to rally in the final moments. David Krejci deflected a Zdeno Chara point shot past Michal Neuvirth to cut the deficit to 2-1 with 3:10 to go. Then, after the Capitals failed to clear the zone, Andrew Ference's shot fluttered past Neuvirth to tie the game, 2-2 with 1:16 to go.

After a frantic overtime period, the Capitals claimed the extra point in a shootout. The Bruins led 2-1 with one shooter still scheduled, but Alexander Semin lifted a backhand past Thomas to tie the shootout count, 2-2. After Neuvirth stopped Rich Peverley, Brooks Laich finished the evening by lifting another backhander over Thomas.

The Capitals are now tied with the Sabres for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, though Washington has played one more game. Buffalo hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night.

For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: Washington, Boston Scoreless After Two Periods

The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins remain scoreless after a second period that was mostly free of incident at the TD Garden in Boston.

The Capitals earned the only power play of the middle stanza when David Krejci was sent to the penalty box at the 11:08 mark, but Washington couldn't manage any shots on the ensuing man advantage.

Boston is outshooting Washington 15-9 after 40 minutes and has 12 scoring chances to Washington's 6, while winning 22 of the evening's 36 face-offs and out-hitting the Caps 18-10.

The Bruins will clinch a playoff spot with either a win or overtime loss, while a win will temporarily pull Washington into a tie with the Buffalo Sabres for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Buffalo plays Pittsburgh Friday night.

For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: No Score, But Caps Lose Jason Chimera, Tomas Vokoun

The Washington Capitals have managed to skate to a 0-0 tie against the Boston Bruins after one period of play at the TD Garden in Boston. However, the stalemate has come at a cost as the Caps have lost their starting goaltender and one of their best wingers.

Jason Chimera received a highly questionable five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for a hit from behind on Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid with six minutes to play in the period. During the ensuing power play, Washington starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun appeared to re-aggravate the lower body injury that had made him miss the previous 13 days. Vokoun retreated to the locker room, and backup Michal Neuvirth took over. The Bruins did not score on the five-minute man advantage.

For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: TV Schedule, Game Time And More

The Washington Capitals have a tough task on Thursday, as they attempt to revive their playoff hopes against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Caps lost in embarrassing fashion to the now-eighth placed Buffalo Sabres in their last game, and they now sit two points out of the final playoff spot. They trail the Southeast Division leading Florida Panthers by five points.

Buffalo does not play on Thursday night and they have a mixed bag schedule down the stretch. The Caps have three very winnable games after this one before they close the season against the New York Rangers, so it's not the end of their playoff chase if they fail to win in Boston.

Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. ET

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: CSN (Washington DC local), NHL Network (National)

For more on this game and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For a view from the other bench, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder, our Boston Bruins blog.

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Capitals Vs. Bruins: Washington Faces Defending Champions

The Washington Capitals are going to need a strong finish to the season to make the Playoffs, can they start a run in Boston?

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