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Video: Caps’ Fehr powers through Bruins’ D to complete incredible comeback

Mar 6, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Eric Fehr #16 of the Washington Capitals follows his game winning goal past goalie Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins to give the Capitals a 4-3 overtime win at Verizon Center on March 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Boston Bruins had to feel pretty good about themselves going into the first intermission of Tuesday’s game against the Washington Capitals with a 3-0 lead. Their mood changed by the end of this contest.

The Capitals have been surging lately, but they need every point they can get after digging a sizable hole for themselves to start the season. So they kept fighting in the second period and clawed their way into overtime.

Then, just as the overtime period was getting underway, Eric Fehr attempted to skate in between Boston Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Dougie Hamilton as they closed in on him from either side.

Fehr ended up losing his footing in the process, but still managed to get off the deciding shot while falling down.

You can see the play below:

“We needed this,” Capitals forward Wojtek Wolski said in an AP report. “There have been so many times in the beginning of the season where we gave up leads. I think tonight is a big step for us.”

Even with that victory, Washington is still tied for last place in the Eastern Conference. As impressive as this win was, they have a lot of work ahead of them if they want to get back into the playoff race.

  1. hockeywithdrawal - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Fehr clearly embellished that goal.

  2. micklethepickle - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!!!!!! What a game, what a comeback! C’mon boys, keep up the pressure, playoffs are still possible…. right? I think so at least.

    • jpelle82 - Mar 6, 2013 at 9:24 AM

      in that division, anything is possible. they could limp in with 45 pts and be the 3 seed…cant wait til realignment.

  3. rockthered1286 - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Winners in 7 of their last 10. And kudos to Holtbeast for truly buckling down. Also an attaboy for Kundratek on his first career NHL goal and Olesky getting a point in his first NHL game.

  4. tomasdoughberle - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Bruins played a good 15 minutes last night, unfortunately that won’t win you many games. Great goal by Fehr. As a Bruin’s fan they didn’t deserve anymore than the 1 point they got for how they played.

  5. govtminion - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I actually was at this game (awesome seats, we were three rows behind the official’s booth between the surprisingly-quiet penalty boxes). That first period was great by Boston, but… for whatever reason, they just never really put pressure on Holtby after that. When the Caps got their second goal, I started thinking about OT, and the B’s at least sneaking away with a point- which, fortunately, they managed to do.

    That OT goal was ridiculous- I can’t believe that actually went in the net, great hustle by Fehr to make it happen. If the Caps manage to salvage part of this season, that’s a moment to point at. Great work on his part, really through the whole game he stood out as a busy Caps player.

  6. dboldave - Mar 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    B’s looked lazy in the second and third periods. That “defense” on the final scoring play was terrible. Not to take anything away from Washington but the Bruins need to put forth a better effort if they want to win games.

  7. nunan - Mar 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    They are going to make a deal to improve that third line. I feel like it’s inevitable.

    • tomasdoughberle - Mar 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      They need it that’s for sure. Wouldn’t be surprised if they grabbed some sort of D too. Hopefully Ference decides to wake up this year, he has been terrible.

      • nunan - Mar 6, 2013 at 12:21 PM

        Agree. I do think they’ll snap out of it bc they’ve consistently performed for a few years now. But, their strength is in the team defense, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they try and grab some sort of stay at home, shut down defenseman.

  8. bmoreredfury311 - Mar 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Ugh I thought for that first period we had another debacle of a game on our hands, aka that Philly game. But a great 45mins of a game to get back in it and get the win. Loved to see Ovi driving that net. and Fehrs play has been outstanding. Glad to see him get the OT winner and a pretty one at that. Keep getting those points boys GO CAPS!

  9. obnoxiousDCfan - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I almost cut this game off at the end of the first, after that horrible showing against Philly, but I decided to keep on watching, and I’m glad I did. Hopefully they can reel in the next 3!

  10. capsfan19 - Mar 6, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    G L O R I O U S

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