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Capitals Beat Bruins In Shootout

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If the Washington Capitals were feeling playoff pressure , goalie Cristobal Huet didn't show it.

Huet made 39 saves in regulation and one in the shootout to help the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Sunday.

"He came up huge on a few saves," said Sergei Fedorov, who scored the Capitals' lone goal in regulation.

Boston's Alex Auld made 32 saves, with the only goal coming on Washington's 5-on-3 power play. Auld also made a save on Alex Ovechkin in the shootout, but Alexander Semin and Viktor Kozlov scored in the tiebreaker.

"When you're on the winning side, shootouts are great. The other way, it's tough to take, especially when those points are so important," Boston coach Claude Julien said.

"It looked like we were afraid to make a mistake instead of, 'Let's go get them,'" Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said.

The Capitals are two spots and two points behind eighth-place Philadelphia and the postseason cutoff in the Eastern Conference with nine games to play. The Bruins are tied with the New York Rangers for sixth in the East.

This program aired on March 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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