Jeremy Swayman made 25 saves for the Bruins (32-11-9), who had gained three of 4 and had been shut out for the primary time this season. Charlie Coyle’s career-high 10-game level streak ended (4 objectives, 11 assists).
“I don’t have solutions,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery stated. “If I did, I’d have given them to [the players]. However it’s not acceptable, and we’re not going to simply accept it. We are going to change or issues will change. … That’s what it boils all the way down to.”
Oshie gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead at 1:05 of the second interval on the facility play. Max Pacioretty fed Oshie contained in the left circle from behind the web.
“There’s instances possibly the place we don’t execute as properly,” Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo stated. “However our effort all the time needs to be there, and I feel we failed in that division tonight, within the facet of all people being purchased in, in order that’s unlucky.”
Strome prolonged it to 2-0 at 3:24 of the third interval, sneaking the puck beneath the crossbar on a 2-on-1 rush with Ovechkin for his twentieth objective of the season.
“These are sort of objectives that sort of simply provide you with momentum for the sport,” Strome stated. “‘Ovi’ made an important cross. [Oshie] did an important job battling on the wall, after which Ovi put it proper on my tape and I simply needed to put it upstairs to do the remainder.”
Boston had three power-play alternatives within the third interval, however did not capitalize.
“I believed that every [penalty kill] unit that went over there did an important job taking lanes away,” Washington ahead Beck Malenstyn stated. “I believed we put them beneath strain, restrict their time and area, restrict their capacity to make performs and it labored out for us.”
Ovechkin scored into an empty web at 19:33 off an help from Malenstyn for the 3-0 ultimate.
“We needed to be higher,” Bruins captain Brad Marchand stated. “We needed to win extra battles. They gave the impression to be getting to each puck first and popping out of each battle, so we have to be higher in that space, so one thing we are able to take a look at to be higher subsequent sport.”
NOTES: Pacioretty briefly exited at 18:13 of the primary interval after Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk speared him within the offensive zone. Grzelcyk obtained a five-minute main and sport misconduct. Pacioretty returned for the second interval. … Oshie scored his 189th objective with Washington to cross Bobby Carpenter (188) for ninth in franchise historical past. … Lindgren grew to become the eighth Capitals goalie to report three shutouts inside his first 23 appearances of the season. Ilya Samsonov was the latest, doing so inside his first eight video games in 2021-22. … The Bruins had not been shut out since Jan. 12, 2023, a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Kraken. … Bruins ahead Anthony Richard had one shot on objective in 10:38 of ice time in his season debut. It was his sixteenth NHL sport and first with Boston.