The Boston Bruins are giving their fans something to cheer about before the Super Bowl.
Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand scored while the Washington Capitals could not take advantage of their chances as the Bruins lead 2-0 after 20 minutes.
Lucic's 19th goal of the season gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead midway through the period. Rich Peverly drove down the right boards as Lucic cut down the middle. Jeff Schultz committed to Peverly, but the latter weaved through traffic and sent a backhanded pass to Lucic, who had Dennis Wideman beat. Lucic then had enough time and space to catch Tomas Vokoun out of position for the wrist shot goal at 10:45.
Not to be outdone, Marchand scored his 19th goal of the season at 18:38 with a backhand shot. Patrice Bergeron beat out three different Caps behind the net and sent the puck to Marchand, who then beat Vokoun.
The Caps did not get their first shot on goal until around the midway point of the period, but finished with 10 as they attempted to fight back. Alexander Semin had the best chance on a breakaway, but Tim Thomas made the kick save. Thomas finished the period with 11 saves.