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Perrault tricks the B’s, Down Bruins 5-3

Posted By Michael Thibault On Jan 24 2012 @ 9:51 pm In Boston Bruins | No Comments

The Bruins fell short tonight against the Ovechkin-less Washington Capital’s 5-3 in D.C. The B’s were coming off big games this weekend against the top seeded New York Rangers and rivals the Philadelphia Flyers. The first period ended 1-0 with the Bruins on top after a goal credited to Rich Peverley which was actually hit in by the Washington defenseman. The second period, however, was a completely different period. Bruins and Capitals traded goals back and forth in a period which saw 5 goals, and the score dead locked at 3 going into the intermission. Seguin capped off the scoring that period with a beautiful backhanded goal, and it seemed the Bruins were in a great position as they hold the best goal margin in the 3rd period in the NHL. However, their hopes of taking the 2 points were dashed by Mathieu Perreault who gave the Caps the lead 7 minutes into the 3rd period with his 3rd goal of the game, and ironically, the Bruins last chances were dashed by an empty net goal by former Bruin Dennis Wideman.

This was obviously a disappointing loss, seeing as the Capitals were without their best player and the Bruins are clearly the better team this season. However, the Bruins had an emotional weekend and it showed as they seemed slower and out of gas in the 3rd period which is usually not the case. The Bruins now have a week off thanks to the All- Star break which will also be Ovechkin-less, and look to start the second half of the season off with a win against the streaking Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, January 31st. This could be a playoff preview and should be a great game to watch.

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