BOSTON — The Washington Capitals scored six unanswered goals en route to an 8-1 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday.
T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, Conor Sheary and Lars Eller each scored twice, and Vitek Vanecek made 34 saves for the Capitals (27-11-4), who have won four of their past six games.
Dan Vladar made 25 saves for the Bruins (21-12-6), who allowed a season high in goals and lost for the second time in as many days following a 3-2 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.
Oshie scored a power-play goal to give Washington a 1-0 lead at 7:33 of the first period, and Eller scored 16 seconds later to make it 2-0.
Sheary extended the lead to 3-0 at 9:42 before scoring his second goal on the power play at 4:41 of the second period to make it 4-0.
Nic Dowd pushed the lead to 5-0 at 16:03 with a shot from the top of the left circle that went through the legs of Bruins defenseman Steven Kampfer.
Tom Wilson scored the Capitals’ third goal with the man-advantage to make it 6-0 at 18:24.
Craig Smith scored a power-play goal to make it 6-1 at 3:00 of the third period, but Oshie responded with his second at 10:13 to make it 7-1.
Eller was credited with the goal when Brenden Dillon‘s point shot deflected in off his skate at 13:14 for the 8-1 final.