By Joe Haggerty
BOSTON Sean Bergenheim was out on the ice for pregame warm-ups skating hard, and it looked like one of Tampas most effective playoff performers would returnthe lineup for the decisiveGame 7 after suffering a lower body injury. But Bergenheim was scratched just before Game 7, and will miss his second straight game due to the lower body problem.Bergenheim skated with Dominick Moore and Steve Downie during pregame warm-ups, and was a physical, grinding factor in the series before going down in a Game 5 loss to the Bruins at TD Garden.The Bruins looked to have no changes to their lineup with the same combos and lines:Lucic-Krejci-Horton
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Insider Joe Haggerty hands out his superlatives following the Boston Bruins 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals
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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.