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Having won six of their last nine against the Bruins, but dropping six of their last ten games overall, the Caps took the ice against the brusiers from Boston looking to reclaim their stake to the first wildcard spot. And they succeeded, in no small part from a big outing from Braden Holtby, and an historic one from their offensive lynchpin.
Check back for our full recap later, but first, here's Sunday night's Plus/Minus:
- Plus: Well, Nicklas Backstrom became the all-time franchise assist leader, so there's that, which is freaking awesome. It's so easy to take for granted having such an incredible player at top line pivot night in and night out. This is a wonderful and well-deserved milestone for Nicklas Backstrom, whose list of accomplishments will hopefully only continue to grow.
- Minus: That Chris Conner gets a sweater in meaningful Springtime hockey games and Andre Burakovsky does not.
And now, this...
Ten more notes on the game:
That's a great home win for the boys in red, trying to right the ship before guiding into the springtime harbor— and against a team that's right there with them, anchoring the playoff picture. With games upcoming against Buffalo, Minnesota, and Winnipeg, you'd sure like to see them use this one as a launching pad for a nice little stretch.