Boston Bruins defeat Washington Capitals, 4-3

WASHINGTON—In a last-day-of-the-season game that had no effect on the standings, Alex Ovechkin and his teammates tried their best to win the two-time reigning MVP some more individual hardware.

The result was a big zero, as in neither a goal nor an assist for Ovechkin in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins. Making things worse, Ovechkin was passed later in the day by archrival Sidney Crosby in the chase for the league's goal-scoring title.

Ovechkin was trying to...

WASHINGTON — For the Bruins, locked into sixth place even before yesterday’s puck drop, Game No. 82 meant nothing for a club that finally could breathe easy, knowing it had taken care of business the previous day.

“I can honestly say that coming in here today and having to battle for a win or even a point would have been a situation that would have been pretty stressful for everybody,’’ coach Claude Julien said before the game. “For us to be capable of coming here knowi...