Jan. 11 (Bulletinstandard) — Alex Ovechkin flipped 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara over the wall simply three minutes into the Washington Capitals’ win towards the Boston Bruins.
Chara landed within the Capitals’ bench in the course of the first interval tumble. Ovechkin additionally scored twice in the course of the 4-2 triumph on Thursday at TD Backyard in Boston.
The Capitals pushed the puck up the ice on the play till it discovered Chara on the correct flank. The defenseman collected the puck and was dealing with the Caps’ bench when Ovechkin got here flying in. The Capitals’ star drilled Chara from behind, pushing his giant body over the wall and sending his ft flying within the air.
Jakub Vrana gave Washington a 1-Zero lead on a primary interval breakaway at 6:38. T. J. Oshie collected an help on the play. Ryan Donato went on to tie the rating with a wrist shot within the second interval.
Oveckin gave the Capitals a 2-1 edge with a aim at 14:50 within the bridge body. However David Krejci tied the rating as soon as extra at 4:37 within the third body. Nicklas Backstrom netted the go-ahead rating 5:46 into the ultimate interval. Ovechkin added a cushion with the Capitals’ fourth tally into an empty internet with 1:35 remaining.
The Capitals battle the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Capital One Area in Washington, D.C. The Bruins face the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Scotiabank Area in Toronto.