Washington Capitals defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2

WASHINGTON — For a player who seemingly prevented Washington’s first goal, got the Bruins going with a strike of his own late in the first period, and logged the second-most ice time (28:39) on an injury-wracked blue line, Dennis Wideman deserved a better fate than watching from the penalty box as the Capitals won in overtime last night.

But 20 seconds after he was called for high-sticking Tomas Fleischmann, Wideman had the most helpless feeling in the Verizon Center as...

WASHINGTON (AP) The Boston Bruins needed to win this game badly.

The Bruins came into Monday's game with the Washington Capitals tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, and after a 3-2 overtime loss to Washington, they were able to make the trip worthwhile.

Boston gained a point and moved into seventh place with 85 points. Montreal is sixth with 86 points and Philadelphia is in eighth place with 84 points.

The Capitals got the win 44 seconds into overtime...