Bruins score five straight to hand Capitals first regulation loss

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WASHINGTON — Brandon Carlo scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:37 left in regulation, and the Boston Bruins rallied from three goals down for a 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Carlo scored on a one-timer from the right circle off a pass from Sean Kuraly to make it 4-3 before Brad Marchand scored Boston’s fourth goal of the period into an empty net at 18:34.

David Pastrnak scored his first two goals of the season for the Bruins (6-1-2), who are 5-0-1 in their past six games. Jaroslav Halak made 23 saves.

Zdeno Chara scored against his former team for the Capitals (6-1-3), who also blew a 3-0 lead against the Bruins on Saturday but recovered for a 4-3 overtime victory. Vitek Vaneck made 28 saves.

Pastrnak, who was playing in his second game this season after recovering from hip surgery on Sept. 16, cut it to 3-1 at 12:37 of the second period with a one-timer from the high slot off a pass from Marchand.

Pastrnak then pulled Boston within 3-2 at 6:08 of the third period when he took a pass from Jakub Zboril, curled toward the slot and scored on a wrist shot.

Craig Smith tied it 3-3 at 13:07 after receiving a cross-slot pass from Jeremy Lauzon.

Chara gave Washington a 1-0 lead with a slap shot from the point at 13:26 of the first period, and Daniel Sprong scored 11 seconds later to make it 2-0 when beat Halak five-hole with a wrist shot from the right circle.

Washington outshot Boston 15-3 over the final 14:00 of the first period.

John Carlson extended the lead to 3-0 with a power-play goal at 8:35 of the second period.

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