The Boston Bruins have beaten the Washington Capitals 5-2 to secure their top spot in the NHL season points race. The Bruins, who have now won six consecutive games, took the lead early in the first period with a goal from David Pastrnak. The Capitals quickly responded with a goal from Anthony Mantha, but the Bruins regained the lead with a goal from Brad Marchand.
The Bruins continued to dominate, adding two more goals in the second period from Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar. The Capitals managed to score one more goal in the third period, but it was not enough to overcome the Bruins’ lead.
The victory was significant for the Bruins as it marked their first time finishing the season as the top team in the NHL since the 2013-2014 season. The team’s success can be attributed to their consistent and strong performances throughout the season, as well as the contributions of key players such as Pastrnak, Marchand, and goaltender Tuukka Rask.
The Bruins will now look to carry their momentum into the playoffs, where they will face tough competition from the other top teams in the league. Overall, the Bruins’ victory over the Capitals was a strong statement of their dominance this season and a promising sign for their playoff hopes.