NHL Preview: Boston Bruins Vs. Washington Capitals

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Trying to notch their fourth win in five games, the Washington Capitals will host the surging Boston Bruins at the Verizon Center. In this brutal Eastern Conference duel, the Capitals are looking to knock off the Bruins after their impressive 3-0 victory up in Canada against the Winnipeg Jets. Puck drop will be approx 7:05 on March 5th and will be broadcasted locally in surrounding Washington areas.

The Bruins have been hot this year, and that is something that Capitals coach Adam Oates should be very concerned about. With their impressive record of 14-3-2, they have been led to victory by the young stud, Brad Marchand. The 5’9 winger out of Nova Scotia has been absolutely incredible for Bruins fans to watch all season long. His 17 points are second on the team, and he hasn’t had trouble finding the net at all this lockout-shortened season. His 29.7 shooting percentage is the best on the team by over 13 percent. Watch for him to be a huge playmaker and maybe even the difference maker in this game.

The Capitals have been led like guys with names Mike Ribeiro and Braden Holtby so far, but I’m going to give you a dark-horse name that could play a big role in this one.

Eric Fehr has been playing surprisingly well for the Capitals this season. The past few games, he has looked very good and I expect him to continue this good streak when the Capitals come home. Fehr notoriously plays well in rivalry games, and this is sure one of those.