Capitals Beat Bruins In Shootout In Chara’s Boston Return
By KEN POWTAK
BOSTON (AP) – Jakub Vrana had the only score in the shootout and the Washington Capitals beat the Bruins 2-1 in Zdeno Chara’s return to Boston. The loss also spoiled Boston goalie Tuukka Rask’s bid for his 300th career victory. Lars Eller scored in regulation for the Capitals, who improved to 7-1-1 in their last nine games. Vitek Vanecek made 18 saves. David Pastrnak scored for Boston and Rask made 27 saves. The 43-year-old Chara, the Bruins’ captain for his 14 seasons with the club, signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Capitals in the offseason. He helped Boston win the 2011 Stanley Cup, and was a key part of its runner-up teams in 2013 and 2019.