Bruins nab Khokhlachev in second round


Bruins nab Khokhlachev in second round

By Joe Haggerty Bruins InsiderFollow @hackswithhaggs
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Bruins had a busy day of drafting on Saturday in the second round of the NHL First Year Player Entry Draft at the Xcel Energy Center home of the Minnesota Wild.

The Bruins tapped Moscow native and Windsor Spitfires left wing Alexander Khokhlachev with the 40th overall pick acquired in the Derek Morris deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. The lefty shooting Khokhalchev potted 34 goals in 67 games for the Spitfires, and was excited to be joining the Bruins organization after one season of OHL hockey after moving over from Russia.

Its really exciting because Boston is the Stanley Cup Champions, Khokhlachev said. Theyre the number one team in the NHL right now so its very exciting. But didnt really know who would draft me. So it is Boston and I am really happy with this.

In the third round the Bruins selected tough guy Anthony Camara from the Saginaw Spirit, a brawling grinder of a forward that is willing to fight anyone according to the scouting reports.

Camara credited Minnesota body check machine Cal Clutterbuck as one of the players he models his game after, and will likely be headed back to junior hockey as a 17-year-old this season.

Right wing Brian Ferlin was Bostons fourth round pick at 121st overall out of the USHL and potted 25 goals for Indiana as a 6-foot-1 12, 200-pound forward with pretty good size for a 19-year-old. Ferlin is bound for the Cornell University hockey program.Long Island native and Milton Academy defenseman Robbie OGara was the final pick of the fifth round, and has one more year to go at Milton Academy with a nice little window for Bs fans to go check on one of their prospects. O'Gara is set to play hockey at Yale University during the 2012-13 season after one more year in Massachusetts. The Bruins selected Norway native Lars Volden with the last pick of the sixth round, and the 18-year-old goalie will join the ranks of Boston goaltending prospects at an ideal 6-foot-3 and 198-pounds headed into another year playing in the Finnish League.

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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.