Grzelcyk scores five points for Bruins in win against Capitals


WASHINGTON — Matt Grzelcyk had a goal and four assists for the Boston Bruins, who scored six straight goals in a 7-3 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Monday.

David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand each scored twice for the Bruins (19-11-2), who won for the fifth time in six games despite trailing 2-0 in the first period. Linus Ullmark made 27 saves.

Conor Sheary scored two goals for the Capitals (20-8-9), who have lost four in a row (0-2-2). Zach Fucale was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots. Vitek Vanecek made 12 saves in relief.

Sheary gave Washington a 1-0 lead at 3:02 of the first period on a backhand after Ullmark failed on a clearing attempt. He scored again at 12:32 with a one-timer from the left face-off circle to make it 2-0.

The Bruins tied it late in the first period when Pastrnak and Marchand each scored on the power play 40 seconds apart. Pastrnak cut it to 2-1 on a one-timer from the left circle off a pass from Marchand during a 5-on-3 advantage at 18:34, and Marchand tied it 2-2 with a wrist shot from the right circle at 19:14.

Grzelcyk gave the Bruins a 3-2 lead when he scored from the high slot at 2:51 of the second period, and Craig Smith made it 4-2 at 7:53.

Pastrnak extended the Bruins lead to 5-2 off a pass from Taylor Hall on a 2-on-1 at 8:54, and Erik Haula made it 6-2 at 13:09.

T.J. Oshie cut it to 6-3 when Alex Ovechkin‘s pass deflected in off his skate at 14:06.

Marchand scored on a rebound at 10:59 of the third period for the 7-3 final.

Bruins forward Trent Frederic left the game in the second period because of an upper-body injury.

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