The violent end to the first period seems to have awakened the Capitals.
Tyler Sloan opened his personal scoring account of the the season and opened Washington's scoring account for the game with a goal in the first minute of the second period. Tomas Fleishmann earned the assist on the goal, winning a face off and setting up Sloan from the point. Sloan used a screen to put the puck past Tim Thomas and into the back of the net.
The second goal for the Capitals came just seven minutes later. Mike Green started the passing sequence from Washington's own red line. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom each tallied assists as the captain found Green in space, and the defenseman held onto the puck to avoid a sliding Gregory Campbell before snapping a shot past Thomas's left glove. It was a "slow mo curl and drag" according to Craig Laughlin. Green now has goals in three straight games for the Capitals.
That wasn't all though. Even when limited to only four players on the ice, the Capitals still manage to score. On a Bruins power play, Alexander Semin blocked an entry pass attempt into the zone and hopped around Patrice Bergeron to start the counterattack. He carried the puck into Boston's area, laid it off to Green, and then finished with a one timer after receiving the puck back from Green on a give-and-go. The Capitals now lead the NHL in short-handed goals.
After holding the Bruins to only three shots on goal in the first period, the least the Capitals have allowed in a period all season, the Capitals gave up 6 shots in the second. In the mean time, Washington has 25 shots so far tonight. The Bruins might be feeling lucky this game is even close.