BOSTON — Great teams and individuals do their best when they’re not consumed with revenge.
But in the case of the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, who meet tonight at TD Banknorth Garden in a nationally televised tilt scheduled for Versus, the Eastern Conference’s best team clearly wants to avenge two earlier losses this season to the team from our nation’s capital and clearly establish conference superiority.
The Caps have only outscored the Bruins, 5-2, with an empty-netter, so basically the Bruins have been a bounce or two away from at least pulling out a point in each game. That’s made all the more frustrating by the Bruins’ ability to limit the NHL’s leading goal-scorer Alexander Ovechkin to just one goal over the two games. But the Bruins have nothing to show for it. (more…)