WASHINGTON — Brad Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime, and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 4-3 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup First Round at Capital One Arena on Monday.
Marchand won it when he one-timed a pass from Matt Grzelcyk in the right circle to even the best-of-7 series.
Taylor Hall tied the game with 2:49 remaining in the third period, and Tuukka Rask made 36 saves for the Bruins, the No. 3 seed in the Mass Mutual East Division.
Game 3 will be played at Boston on Wednesday.
Garnet Hathaway scored two goals for the Capitals, who are the No. 2 seed in the East. Craig Anderson made 44 saves.
Anderson, who will turn 40 on Friday, made his first Stanley Cup Playoff start since a 3-2 loss in double overtime in Game 7 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Final with the Ottawa Senators against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Anderson made 21 saves in relief in a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 on Saturday after Vitek Vanecek sustained a lower-body injury in the first period.
Hall tied it 3-3 at 17:11 of the third when he knocked the puck in during a scrum in front of the net.
The Bruins took a 1-0 lead on Jake DeBrusk‘s second goal of the series at 5:05 of the first period.
T.J. Oshie deflected Alex Oveckin’s shot past Rask on a power play to tie it 1-1 at 6:31.
Patrice Bergeron gave Boston a 2-1 lead at 9:21 of the first period when David Pastrnak gloved down Dmitry Orlov‘s clearing attempt at the blue line, controlled the puck and fed Bergeron in the high slot for a wrist shot.
The Capitals tied it again when Orlov’s shot deflected off Hathaway’s skate and trickled between Rask’s pads to make it 2-2 at 16:42 of the first.
Hathaway scored again at 7:04 of the third period on a 2-on-1 rush with Orlov to give Washington a 3-2 lead.
Capitals center Lars Eller left the game at 10:34 of the second period because of a lower-body injury.