Capitals 2, Bruins 2
BOSTON (AP) _ Craig Laughlin scored the tying goal on a power play early in the third period and the Washington Capitals became the first visiting team to earn a point on Boston ice this season Saturday night in a 2-2 National Hockey League overtime standoff with the Bruins.
Laughlin was credited with his fourth goal of the season when Larry Murphy’s long shot deflected off his body and past goalie Doug Keans at 6:08, just 30 seconds after Boston’s Ken Linseman was penalized for hooking.
The power-play goal was the fourth of the game as the Bruins had to settle for a tie. They had won their first six games at Boston Garden and remained the only NHL team unbeaten at home.
Rookie Dave Pasin gave Boston a 1-0 lead 35 seconds after the opening faceoff when he tipped in a shot by Mike O’Connell with Washington’s Kevin Hatcher off for cross-checking.
Murphy tied the score with a 40-foot slapshot while Washington had a 4-3 advantage in skaters at 15:24 of the second period. However, Pasin put the Bruins ahead again at 16:38 with a 25-foot shot which beat Washington goalie Al Jensen to his glove side.
Boston outshot Washington 29-20, including 2-0 in the scoreless 5-minute overtime.
Pat Riggin, acquired from Washington in a goalie-swap Thursday night, sat on the Boston bench as Keans’ backup. Pete Peeters is scheduled to join the Capitals Sunday.