Morning Skate: Saturday, June 9

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Morning Skate: Saturday, June 9

Biz Nasty and Evgeni Malkin are just like Rocky and Ivan Drago breaking down the walls between North American and Russia with their twitter conversations.

Bruce Arthur from the National Post thinks that Jerseys grumpy old men Patrik Elias and Martin Brodeur need to lead the way for the Devils.

On the other hand, Zach Parise is the guy Im looking at to continue pushing the New Jersey Devils to a Game 6.

Pierre Lebrun has a possible trade market for Tim Thomas that exists even if he decides not to play. Yes, there is a market. Not that doesnt mean the Bruins will get any value for him.

Evgeni Malkin gives an interview with Yahoo! Sports Puck Daddy after he wins the Kharlamov Trophy as the best Russian hockey player.

The Los Angeles Kings need to be prepared for everything the Devils can throw at them because thats what is on tap for Game 5.

A great Dave Stubbs tribute to Red Fisher on the day that Montreals legendary sportswriter calls it a career.

For something completely different: If Bob Kraft is happy, then Im happy.

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

Capitals lose 3-goal lead, recover to beat Bruins in OT

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom scored 1:36 into overtime, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead Wednesday night.

Justin Williams scored twice and Daniel Winnik also had a goal to put Washington ahead 3-0 about six minutes into the second period.

After Winnik's tally, Washington went over 26 minutes without a shot on goal. Boston dominated the final five minutes of the second period, when Dominic Moore and David Pastrnak beat goaltender Braden Holtby. Colin Miller's power-play score 8:19 into third tied it at 3.

Boston arrived in Washington 4-0-1 over its last five games with three wins in a row, including a 4-3 overtime triumph against Florida on Monday night.

Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists for the Capitals and Alex Ovechkin got his first point since Nov. 26.

Boston outshot Washington 34-20. The Capitals have won two straight following a three-game losing skid.