The Capitals have pulled within a goal after two periods at Verizon Center. Here are five more observations from the second period:
- Kudos to Marcus Johansson for notching his first career NHL goal. He took a pass from Jason Chimera below the right circle and beat Boston's Tim Thomas five-hole.
- The Capitals penalty kill looks stronger then ever. The Capitals killed three second period Boston power plays, one of which was a 5-on-3 for 53 seconds.
- The Capitals have taken four minor penalties through two periods. Coach Bruce Boudreau preaches regularly that he doesn't want his team taking more then four minor penalties in a game because the increased chances increase the likeliness of giving up a power play goal.
- Alexander Semin has had probably his best game of the season tonight. Semin has skated hard in both the offensive and defensive zones and created several scoring chances.
- Jason Chimera had the puck skip on him entering the Boston zone on a potential 2-on-1 with Matt Hendricks. Could have tied the game.