Brooks Laich took an awkward hit from Dennis Seidenberg near the end of the second period during Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, and wasn’t able to get off the ice under his own power. While he came out during the next commercial break to try to skate on the apparently injured left knee, he didn’t seem to get the result that he wanted from testing it, and didn’t play for the rest of the game.
The Washington Capitals returned to Verizon Center for a matinee match with the Boston Bruins, their second game in 24 hours. Disaster.
Milan Lucic scored after a bad read by Dennis Wideman gave him an opening. Brad Marchand made it 2-0 after Karl Alzner and John Carlson funneled the puck to their own crease. Marchand set up Tyler Seguin for the game’s third– and the second in which Dennis Wideman lost his man. A gorgeous 200-foot series culminated in a goal by Marcus Johansson (or Ward, whatever) and the end of Tim Thomas’s Sovereign Shutout. Peverly got the empty netter. Bruins beat Caps 4-1.