Thomas starts, Seguin scratched for Bruins

Thomas starts, Seguin scratched for Bruins

By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.comBOSTON Tim Thomas and Ryan Miller get the respective starts for the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres in their final regular season meeting of the season with the Sabres holding a 3-1-1 advantage over them thus far this season.Daniel Paille will be back in the lineup for the Bruins on their fourth line while Tyler Seguin (healthy scratch) will join Andrew Ference (lower body) and Steve Kampfer (concussion) in the press box.The Sabres are 3-1-1 on a seven-game road trip thats thrust them back into the playoff conversation, but dropped their last game to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

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.