Washington (21-18-3) at Boston (23-18-1)

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  • Game info: 1:00 pm EST Mon Jan 20, 2003
  • TV: Comc, NESN
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BOSTON (TICKER) —The Boston Bruins try to notch consecutive wins for the first time in over five weeks on Monday afternoon when they host the Washington Capitals.

Boston halted a three-game winning streak Saturday when Joe Thornton had a goal and two assists and six other Bruins scored in a 7-2 rout of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Thornton had missed five straight games with an infected elbow before returning Friday, when Boston was defeated, 3-1, at Atlanta. In that game, Thornton was ejected in the first period for joining a fight. On Saturday, Thornton got his 22nd goal of the season and 300th NHL point as Boston improved to just 4-14-1 in its last 19 games.

The Bruins have not won back-to-back contests since a three-game winning streak from December 5-8.

The Capitals are coming off consecutive regulation losses after tying a franchise record by picking up a point in 14 straight games (8-0-3-3).

On Saturday, Michael Nylander and Robert Lang scored for the Capitals in a 5-2 road loss to the Ottawa Senators. All-Star right wing Jaromir Jagr left in the second period with a groin injury and is listed as day-to-day.

Washington is trying to avoid losing four in a row for the first time this season.

The Capitals and Bruins have split a pair of meetings this season. Boston posted a 7-2 win here on October 30 and is 4-1-0 in the last five home matchups.

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