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Capitals vs. Bruins: Game 27 of 48

Washington drops a matinee in the Hub

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Boston Beats Washington In Saturday Matinee

The Caps can't climb out of early hole, fall to the Bruins in Saturday matinee.

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Third Period Thread

Ready for a rough third?

The Capitals are being outshot 27 to 22 and Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference restored their two goal lead after Marcus Johansson's second period tally. Down by two entering the final twenty minutes the Capitals will need to rally their offense quickly.


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Second Period Thread

Nathan Horton hits his mark before David Krejci makes the Capitals' deficit two with less than three minutes to play in the first period. This seems all too familiar after twenty, the second period straight ahead....

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Lines: Volpatti to First Line, Hillen Returns

Per Stephen Whyno, Adam Oates has shifted his line combinations, selecting winger Aaron Volpatti to skate on the left side opposite of Alex Ovechkin on the first line and slotting Jack Hillen into the Capitals defense pairings. Hillen returns to the Capitals lineup after suffering an upper body injury on opening night. Michal Neuvirth will start his second straight game in goal for the Capitals. So expect the lines and defensive pairings to look like this:

Aaron Volpatti - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Eric Fehr - Marcus Johansson - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mike Ribeiro - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Joey Crabb

Jeff Schultz - John Carlson

Karl Alzner - Steven Oleksy

Tom Poti - Jack Hillen

That leaves John Erskine, Mike Green, Tomas Kundratek and Brooks Laich all out with injuries, and Mathieu Perreault and Wojtek Wolski out healthy (and Cameron Schilling returned to Hershey).

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Capitals @ Bruins Game Thread

Washington ships up to Boston for a critical matinee... assuming any of their games is still critical, that is.

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