We probably should stop viewing being a man down as a disadvantage for the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins opened the scoring in Sunday’s matinee tilt against the Capitals at TD Garden with a shorthanded goal from Patrice Bergeron. With less than a minute remaining in Washington’s power play — earned from a double-minor on Connor Clifton for high sticking — Jarred Tinordi cleared Boston’s zone and sent Brad Marchand on the retrieval.
Marchand, despite losing his stick, managed to win a puck battle behind the Caps’ net and freed things up for Bergeron, who stayed patient and beat Vitek Vanecek with a backhand.
The B’s now have eight shorthanded goals on the season. Bergeron and Marchand have three apiece.