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McAvoy's Late Goal Lifts Bruins to 4-3 Win Over Capitals

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) celebrates after scoring the winning goal as Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) react late in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) celebrates after scoring the winning goal as Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) react late in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
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Boston (AP) -- Charlie McAvoy scored a power-play goal with 45 seconds left in the third period, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

David Pastrnak had two goals and Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins, who cashed in on a late opportunity when Washington's Nic Dowd was called for tripping with just 2:34 left in the third. DeBrusk set up McAvoy for a wrist shot from the slot that gave the Bruins the lead for good after Washington rallied from deficits of 2-1 and 3-2.