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Niskanen scores in OT to give Caps 2-1 win over Bruins

Niskanen scores in OT to give Caps 2-1 win over Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Matt Niskanen scored in overtime and backup Philipp Grubauer stopped 33 shots to lead the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Niskanen's goal on a slapper from the blue line beat Tuukka Rask 2:36 into overtime. Karl Alzner also scored for Washington, which lost 3-2 to the New York Rangers on Friday night. The first-place Capitals have lost back-to-back games just twice this season.

Rask made 28 saves for the Bruins, who had won two straight and four of five. Patrice Bergeron scored Boston's only goal.

The Bruins made it 1-0 with 7:11 gone in the game when Kevan Miller kept the puck in the zone and passed it...

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