Instant analysis: Caps 3, Bruins 2

Instant analysis: Caps 3, Bruins 2
April 27, 2013, 10:00 pm
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How it happened: Eric Fehr completed a three-goal comeback when he scored 3:23 into overtime, snapping a Mike Green rebound past Tuukka Rask for the game-winner. Fehr also scored the overtime game-winner against the Bruins on March; that completed a four-goal comeback. Green [2 goals, 1 assist] made the Bruins pay for a pair of third-period penalties, scoring power-play goals less than 2 minutes apart in the third period. His first came  at the 5:26 mark on a rising snap shot. His second came on a hard, low slapper that beat Rask along the ice. The Bruins grabbed a 2-0 lead on a first-period goal by Milan Lucic and a second-period tally by Andrew Ference. Lucic’s goal came after David Krejci beat Mike Ribeiro on a faceoff. Lucic’s shot caromed off the inside of Karl Alzner’s skate and past Braden Holtby. Ference’s goal came when he joined the rush and cranked a Rich Peverley drop pass under Holtby’s glove.

Ovechkin wins Rocket Richard: Despite not scoring, Alex Ovechkin became the first NHL player to win his third Rocket Richard Trophy as the league’s leading goal scorer with 32 goals. Ovechkin’s closest rival was Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, who was held without a goal in the Lightning’s season finale against Florida and finished with 29 goals. Ovechkin picked up a pair of assists to finish the season with 32 goals and 24 assists for 56 points in 48 games.

(CLICK HERE to watch all three of the Caps' goals from their comeback win over Boston)

Green blasts: With his two goals Mike Green shot into the NHL lead for goals among defensemen, one more than Montreal’s P.K. Subban.

What it means: The Bruins now must win their final game to claim the Northeast Division title. If the Bruins gain a point against the Ottawa Senators in their season finale Sunday night on Boston they win the Northeast. If they lose in regulation the Montreal Canadiens win the division and the Bruins start the playoffs as the fourth seed.

Looking ahead: Washington will play the Rangers in the first round of the playoffs. The Caps will be given the day off on Sunday and hit the ice at Kettler on Monday at 10:30 a.m.