Zdeno Chara, Capitals Beat Bruins in Overtime
Alex Ovechkin scored in overtime in his return, and the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a showdown between the top two teams in the NHL’s East Division. Ovechkin beat Tuukka Rask clean off the rush 28 seconds into OT in his first game since Jan. 19. The Capitals captain missed the past four games because of COVID-19 protocols. Vitek Vanecek made 40 saves in his sixth consecutive start. Boston got goals from Nick Ritchie, Brad Marchand and then Charlie McAvoy with 57.3 seconds left in regulation to erase 3-0 deficit and force overtime.