Shorthanded Bruins Blown Out By Capitals

T.J. Oshie scored one of his two goals in Washington’s three-goal first-period and former Bruins defenseman and captain Zdeno Chara played his first game in front of Boston’s fans in the Capitals’ 8-1 victory.

The Bruins played a video tribute for Chara on the Jumbotron midway into the opening period with Washington already leading 2-0. Conor Sheary and Lars Eller each also scored twice, and Tom Wilson and Nic Dowd each had one of the season-high goals scored by the Capitals. Rookie Vitek Vanecek stopped 34 shots, but lost a chance for his second shutout when Craig Smith scored a power-play goal 3 minutes into the third.

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