The Boston Bruins held off multiple rallies by the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night for a 5-2 win at TD Garden. The victory moved the B’s (64-12-5) to 133 points on the season, which set a new NHL record that was previously held by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens.
After a quiet first period for both teams, it was Brad Marchand who broke the scoreless tie nearly halfway through the second period. And Marchand really needed this one before the playoffs. Burying a one-timer off a heads-up pass from David Pastrnak during a power play, Marchand scored his first goal in 17 games to put the Bruins up 1-0.