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Washington hosts Boston after Sheary’s 2-goal game

January 29, 2021 GMT

Boston Bruins (5-1-1, second in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (5-0-3, first in the East Division)

Washington; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit Washington after Conor Sheary scored two goals in the Capitals’ 6-3 win against the Islanders.

Washington finished 11-12-2 in division play and 18-10-5 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Capitals averaged 3.4 goals on 32.0 shots per game last season.

Boston went 14-6-3 in division action and 22-10-3 on the road during the 2019-20 season. The Bruins scored 227 total goals last season, 57 on power plays and five shorthanded.

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The teams face off Saturday for the first time this season.

INJURIES: Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: day to day (lower body), Lars Eller: out (upper body).

Bruins: Matt Grzelcyk: out (undisclosed), Ondrej Kase: day to day (upper body), Jake DeBrusk: out (lower body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.