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3/5/16 Capitals vs. Bruins

game recap

Niskanen's OT goal gets Capitals past Bruins

Washington reaches 100 points with win

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

Niskanen's overtime winner

WSH@BOS: Niskanen rips one past Rask to win it in OT

3/5/16: Matt Niskanen buries a slap shot from the high slot past Tuukka Rask in overtime to give the Capitals a 2-1 victory in Boston

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BOSTON -- Matt Niskanen scored 2:36 into overtime, Philipp Grubauer made 33 saves, and the Washington Capitals started a four-game road trip with a 2-1 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday. 

Niskanen beat Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask with a slap shot from the high slot after a pass from Andre Burakovsky.

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Situation Room

Coach's Challenge: WSH @ BOS - 3:17 of the Second Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Bruins @NHL

Situation Room: WSH vs. BOS

Situation Room: Challenge overturns Krug's goal

3/5/16: Torey Krug's 2nd-period goal is waived off after the Capitals successfully challenge that the Bruins were offside on the play

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At 3:17 of the second period in the Capitals/Bruins game, Washington requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Boston was offside prior to their goal. 

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Boston's Loui Eriksson was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed."

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game preview

Capitals turn to Grubauer against Bruins

Washington aims to extend five-game win streak vs. Boston

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

CAPITALS (47-13-4) at BRUINS (36-23-6)


BOSTON - The Boston Bruins will attempt to defeat the Washington Capitals for the first time in six games Saturday at TD Garden.

One constant in the Capitals' five straight wins against Boston has been goaltender Braden Holtby, who is 9-2-0 with three shutouts, a .952 save percentage and 1.57 goals-against average against the Bruins. However, Philipp Grubauer is expected to start for Washington.

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