Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) is upended by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, rear left, as he clears the crease in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Photo by: Charles Krupa

Washington Capitals center Brooks Laich (21) is upended by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, rear left, as he clears the crease in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)