Live blog: Capitals play Bruins as Zach Fucale makes second consecutive start in net – Russian Machine Never Breaks

The Washington Capitals will try to end a three-game losing streak tonight against the team that dispersed them rudely from the first round of the 2021 playoffs.

The Capitals will do so without Dmitry Orlov and own-goal scorer Carl Hagelin who both entered COVID protocol today. Zach Fucale will get his first back-to-back start in net of his career.

The game will be the Capitals’ 37th of the year and their third in four nights.

Watch along with us on NBC Sports Washington.


TJ Oshie is back. Can you tell?

hey there, osh pic.twitter.com/MQE4vH1z35

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 10, 2022

never fails to slap pic.twitter.com/W7xIS4HeWM

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 10, 2022


Capitals lines

Via @VogsCaps

8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 77-Oshie

59-Protas, 19-Backstrom, 43-Wilson

24-McMichael, 20-Eller, 10-Sprong

73-Sheary, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway

42-Fehervary, 74-Carlson

57-van Riemsdyk, 3-Jensen

52-Irwin, 2-Schultz

Fucale vs. Ullmark


Two legends

8️⃣1️⃣9️⃣ pic.twitter.com/UmYpmwF4D6

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 10, 2022


Conor Sheary gives the Caps a 1-0 lead.

Sheary takes advantage of a weird bounce in front of the net.

Shears up front! pic.twitter.com/KS0FFzTIoX

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 11, 2022


Conor Sheary buries another generous chance in front of the net.

That he absolutely buried.

𝘴𝘯𝘪𝘱𝘦 pic.twitter.com/AMwmhJIqUd

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 11, 2022

It’s tied 2-2 after the Bruins score twice on the PP, 40 seconds apart.

Some Monday night Pasta🍝🍝🍝 pic.twitter.com/HQPWzqkBB6

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022

Marchand’s shot hit the top corner after redirecting off TVR’s stick and in.

Sheesh Marchy🔥 pic.twitter.com/72BAFpELPq

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022


This does not count as a goal, but Tom Wilson definitely scored himself.

that’s a good goal imo pic.twitter.com/858m0FVQRY

— HockeyKot (@hockeykot) January 11, 2022


Bruins take lead for first time after Zach Fucale gives up a softie. 3-2 BOS.

Fucale looks mortal for the first time since coming to the NHL.

Grizzy Snipes. pic.twitter.com/AwfqW2CHyV

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022


Craig Smith scores. 4-2 BOS.

Smitty =👌 pic.twitter.com/5yEvi8f5RS

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022


Zach Fucale pulled for Vitek Vanecek.

Zach Fucale pulled for Vitek Vanecek ~38 minutes into the game after surrendering four goals to the Bruins. The last two were weak.

— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 11, 2022


Vanecek surrenders a goal on his first shot faced.

David Pastrnak makes it 5-2.

Two servings of Pasta is ALWAYS better than one🍝🍝 pic.twitter.com/OuLzqpfvvK

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022


6-2 Bruins. Erik Haula from a shot in the slot.

Haula ROCKET🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/lXnIIg9bNr

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) January 11, 2022


Shot deflects off TJ Oshie to bring the Capitals within 3.

Osh with the fútbol golaso pic.twitter.com/jXvxJa491F

— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 11, 2022


The extra point is good. 7-3 Bruins.

The goal came off a Tom Wilson turnover.


This is the way.

@russianmachine @ianoland this game is so bad we are now watching college football pic.twitter.com/ue9M1ifDI4

— VJ (@dcvj07) January 11, 2022


We’ll be updating this article throughout the game. Comment below!