Rask’s 6th shutout gives Bruins 3-0 win over Caps

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Campbell gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 3:05 of the second period when he tipped in Patrice Bergeron’s shot. Bergeron fired the puck from the top of the left circle and Campbell, standing just to the right of Holtby, deflected it in for his seventh goal of the season and fourth in four games.

Eriksson got his seventh at 8:20 after missing one game with an infected heel that he said he sustained at the Winter Olympics in Russia where he played for Sweden. Carl Soderberg passed the puck from behind the net to Eriksson, whose short shot from the left side beat Holtby.

That was more than enough for the Bruins, who gave the Capitals little room to operate.

“They played last night,” Julien said. “It was important for us to get on them physically and make them throw pucks away and guys did a great job.”

Alex Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 44 goals, had just one shot after scoring two power-play goals on nine shots in Washington’s win in Boston last Saturday. The Capitals took 31 shots in that game, while Holtby stopped 36 of the Bruins‘ 38 shots.

NOTES: Washington D Cameron Schilling played after being recalled from Hershey of the AHL on Wednesday. … Boston D Andrej Meszaros and Corey Potter were healthy scratches one day after being acquired. Meszaros came in a trade with Philadelphia and Potter was claimed on waivers from Edmonton. … Mark Recchi, a forward on the Bruins team that won the 2011 Stanley Cup, dropped the ceremonial first puck. … Rask played in his 46th game, a new season high. … G Jaroslav Halak, obtained from Buffalo on Wednesday, did not play for Washington.

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