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From the Garden: Bruins skate by Capitals in overtime

The second Bruins preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday really showed how the team is coming together so far. The Bruins defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime, behind David Pastrnak’s second goal of the game.

Malcolm Subban got another shot in net and had a lights out night on his end. With 17 saves in just under thirty minutes he began to show why he was a first round pick. Zane McIntyre tried his best to keep up in the last half of the game, allowing one goal in ten shots against. Justin Hickman and Tyler Lewington got into it four minutes into the second period. Hickman got a couple of nice left hooks in

Pastrnak and Krug celebrating after Pastrnak’s game winning goal. Photo by  D.J. Fabrizio

Pastrnak and Krug celebrating after Pastrnak’s game winning goal. Photo by
D.J. Fabrizio

before winding up on top and got the Bruins going again.

Krug led the team in time on ice, being out there for just under 24 minutes (23:52) with his linemate Joe Morrow, who was out there for 21:18. Both were a plus one and each had a couple of hits. Veteran Defenseman Adam McQuaid had a great night defensively as well. He managed to be a physical presence throughout the night and always cleared the front of the net. Picking up an assist on Pastrnak’s first goal of the night helped his offensive game, but as a defenseman he did his job. He led the Bruins defenseman with four hits and three blocks, really proving himself to be the three million dollar player that he is expected to be.

David Pastrnak is picking up right where he left off last year getting both goals of the night. Although both teams struggled to get some offense going in the first two periods, they came back to life come the middle of the third. Pastrnak started it when he got that nice goal from Krejci and McQuaid 8:16 into the third, but the Caps quickly responded with a powerplay goal from defenseman Nate Schmidt just over a minute later. The score remained a tie until the end of the third, which gave the inevitable 3 on 3 overtime an actual purpose. Pastrnak came to the rescue again, this time just twelve seconds into the overtime period, with the assists this time coming from Krug and again from Krejci. It took them some time, but the Bruins managed to earn the W for this one.

The Bruins (2-0) take on the Rangers (1-1-0) at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday.

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