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  • BOSTON - David Krejci's overtime bank shot off a defender's leg gave Boston a victory over its closest competitors in the Eastern Conference.For the Washington Capitals, things could have been a lot worse.Krejci Heath Miller Jersey scored a power-play goal off the leg of Capitals defender Shaone Morrisonn with 3:05 left in overtime Tuesday night and the Boston Bruins beat Washington 3-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. But the Capitals escaped a scare after reigning MVP Alex Ovechkin returned from an awkward crash into Marcus Gilbert Jersey the boards.Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Ovechkin had a "stinger" that felt better after about 15 minutes. Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 31 goals, mi sed the last 5:35 of the second period but returned for the third."He's a pretty tough kid," Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said.The Bruins got an advantage just 48 seconds into the overtime when Niklas Backstrom was sent off for hooking. Controlling the puck in the Capitals zone, Krejci sat to goalie Jose Theodore's right and tried to cro s it; Morrisonn blocked it with his leg but the puck deflected right into the goal."It seems like that happens once a game," Boudreau said. "It seems like one goal goes off a skate."Tim Thomas stopped 34 shots for Boston and Jack Lambert Jersey improved to 12-2-1 over his last 15 games. The Bruins have lost just four of its last 26 games in regulation - two of them to the Capitals, both on the road - and hold an 11-point lead over second-place Washington in the conference standings."This helps, because you don't know when you're going to see them again," Bruins Justin Gilbert Jersey rookie Blake Wheeler said. "We judge ourselves against this type of team."Theodore made 25 saves for the Capitals, who remain atop the Southeast Division despite winning just three of their last eight games. But Boudreau said he wasn't concerned about catching Boston and earning the top seed in the playoffs.