Washington D.C. – The Boston Bruins have bounced back nicely after seeing their 12 game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens Monday night, knocking off the Chicago Blackhawks in impressive fashion Thursday night, and downing the Washington Capitals 4-2 this afternoon.
It was a matinee game largely dominated by the visiting Boston Bruins in our nation’s capital. After a scoreless first period, thanks in large part to some stellar play in net by Caps goalie Braden Holtby, Boston used a strong second period to propel themselves to their 14th win in their last 15 games. Jarome Iginla and Patrice Bergeron both continued their hot streaks as Iginla netted his 29th and 30th goals of the season while Bergeron scored his 26th. Carl Soderberg was the other goal scorer for Boston.
In goal, Chad Johnson proved yet again why he is the best backup goaltender in the entire NHL, displaying a calming presence in goal and turning aside 31 shots en route to his 16th win of the season.
The win widens the gap for the Bruins as they maintain a large lead on Pittsburgh for first place in the Eastern Conference, and a stranglehold on the Atlantic Division lead.
The black and gold will be back at it again tomorrow afternoon in Philadelphia, as they will face off with the red hot Flyers.