Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Bruins couldn’t have started off a while lot worse for the Washington Capitals. Captain Alex Ovechkin’s penalty troubles led to a pair of Bruins goals, and the Capitals found themselves in a 3-0 hole heading into the second period. From that point on, things started turning around as Washington scored four unanswered goals to get the shocking overtime win. Mike Ribeiro scored his eighth goal of the season, with rookie Steven Oleksy getting his first career assist. Tomas Kundratek followed with the first goal of his career, and Wojtek Wolski scored in the third period to force overtime. Fehr’s game-winner was highlight worthy, as he scored while falling to the ice and splitting two Boston defenders. It was a great win for the Capitals as they try and move out of the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings, as it showcased the team’s resolve and highlighted some of the secondary scoring options on the team. With Ovechkin’s hot and cold start to the season and Troy Brouwer out for the night with injury, seeing Fehr and Wolski get involved with the offense again is a great sign moving forward. Ribeiro continues to be a great addition for the team and leads it in goals and points.
Braden Holtby made 30 saves to record his seventh win in the last 10 games. He has shaken off a 1-4 start to the season and continues to look capable of being the Capitals’ top netminder. Thanks to their recent strong play, the Capitals are now just five points back from a playoff spot and face division opponents in three of their next five games.