Charlie McAvoy scored on the power play with just 45 seconds left in regulation, giving the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at TD Garden.
With the game tied 3-3 and 2:37 left in the third period, Capitals forward Nic Dowd found himself in the penalty box after dragging the Bruins’ Derek Forbort down with his stick. In the closing seconds of the power play, Jake DeBrusk threaded the puck through a lane to McAvoy, who sniped a wrist shot past Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek for the eventual game-winner.
McAvoy also delivered one of his signature wrecking-ball hits to the Capitals’ Trevor van Riemsdyk, which was also one for the highlight reels. He blocked four shots and finished with a team-high 24:35 of ice time in a strong all-around game.