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B's Game Notes: WAS 3 BOS 1

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The Washington Capitals snapped the Bruins 5-game win streak tonight as the B's fell to the Caps 3-1 in Washington. Milan Lucic was the lone goal scorer for the B's, who were shutdown by the strong play of Caps goaltender Brent Johnson (33 saves).

- The B's outshot the Caps 34-26.

- Marc Savard was full of piss and vinegar all night long. He seemed to be chirping at someone in a red sweater after every whistle.

- Phil Kessel's league best point streak is now at 13 games.

- Did anyone notice Manny Fernandez giving himself what appeared to be smelling salts before the opening face off? I have never seen that before. Is this a common practice for goaltenders in order to stay sharp?

- The Stuart/Hnidy D-pair makes me nervous.

- The B's really struggled in the face off circle tonight. They only won 28 of 72 draws (39%). They were even worse at the dot while on the power play (2 for 7)

- I still don't think that Alexandre Giroux deserved a penalty shot.

- Matt Hunwick had 5 blocked shots.

- If Jeremy Jacobs happened to watch tonight's game (which I doubt he did), he was probably very confused to see Milan Jurcina in a Washington Capitals sweater.

- Reason #643,892 why Ovechkin is better than Crosby: You don't see Sid the Kid initiating body contact with Zdeno Chara in the offensive zone. Alex Ovechkin is like Milan Lucic meets Wayne Gretzky meets Borat.

Next Game: Friday @ Atlanta 7:30