Marchand scores four points, Bruins top Capitals for fourth win in row


BOSTONBrad Marchand scored four points when the Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 6-3 at TD Garden on Sunday.

Marchand had two goals and two assists, Patrice Bergeron had two goals and an assist and David Krejci scored twice for Boston (25-12-6), which has won four in a row. Tuukka Rask made 30 saves.

Alex Ovechkin didn’t score for Washington and remained at 730 NHL goals, one behind Marcel Dionne for fifth in history.

T.J. Oshie scored twice, and Vitek Vanecek made 22 saves for Washington (29-13-4), which ended its three-game road winning streak.

Bergeron scored a shorthanded goal at 12:02 of the first period to give Boston a 1-0 lead.

Krejci made it 2-0 at 13:56.

Oshie scored with 10 seconds left to cut the lead to 2-1.

With Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton serving a double minor for high sticking, Oshie scored his second goal at 3:48 of the second period to tie it 2-2, and Anthony Mantha scored at 4:54 for a 3-2 Washington lead. Mantha has scored in each of his four game for Washington since he was acquired in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings.

Marchand tied it 3-3 at 6:33, and Krejci made it 4-3 at 16:02.

Bergeron made it 5-3 with his second goal at 17:45.

Marchand scored into an empty net at 18:16 of the third period for the 6-3 final.

The Capitals played without defenseman Zdeno Chara, who missed his first game of the season with an undisclosed injury, and they lost defenseman Justin Schultz because of a lower-body injury sustained in the first period.

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