Marchand, Bruins end Capitals winning streak at four


BOSTON — Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist, and the Boston Bruins ended the Washington Capitals’ four-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory at TD Garden on Friday.

Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves for Boston (13-5-3), which won for the third time in its past eight games (3-4-1).

Vitek Vanecek allowed four goals on 18 shots for Washington (13-6-4) before he was replaced by Ilya Samsonov (six saves) with 4:15 remaining in the second period.

The Capitals won the opener of the two-game set 2-1 in the shootout here Wednesday.

Marchand gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 14:21 of the first period.

Trent Frederic made it 2-0 on a redirection at 6:43 of the second.

Patrice Bergeron extended the lead to 3-0 at 9:01. 

Marchand scored at the side of the net for his second goal to make it 4-0 at 14:58.

Nick Ritchie made it 5-0 at 1:05 of the third period.

Jakub Vrana cut it to 5-1 at 13:36. Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom got his 700th NHL assist.

Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo left the game late in the first period because of an upper-body injury. 

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