NHL Preview: Washington Capitals Vs. Boston Bruins
The Washington Capitals are looking to win their second game against the Boston Bruins this season when they travel to Boston this time. The Capitals beat the Bruins earlier in the month when they overcame a 3-0 deficit in the 1st period to ultimately beat the Bruins on an Eric Fehr goal. Fans at the Verizon Center erupted as the Capitals handed the Bruins a loss who at the time, only had two. This game will start at 1 p.m. and will be broadcasted locally in surrounding Washington areas.
The Capitals started their great winning streak against Boston the last time, and they will look to do the same in this matchup. Washington may have won on Thursday night, but a win against a surging Bruins team in this matinee would be huge for the team’s morale.
If he plays like he did in the last game against Boston, Fehr could be an impact player in this one as well. Fehr has the best +/- on the team and has been a hitting machine in his last three games. Body contact and wearing out the Boston shooters will be crucial. If Fehr can be physical and manage to gain a few shots on net, he could have a nice chance of becoming a big key in a game that has the potential to be high-scoring.
Something interesting will be seeing what head coach Adam Oates does with his goaltending situation against a very high-powered Bruin offense. Braden Holtby got the night off on Thursday and could be in line for a start after his day off, but Michael Neuvirth played good enough on Thursday night to possibly earn the nod.