WASHINGTON – Patrice Bergeron scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Boston Bruins past the Washington Capitals 3-2 Wednesday night.

After Bergeron beat Olie Kolzig, Tim Thomas snuffed a shot by Matt Pettinger to secure the victory.

The Capitals are 0-4 in shootouts this season.

Thomas stopped 33 shots for the Bruins, who got first-period goals from Phil Kessel and Brad Stuart.

Boston outshot Washington 14-7 during a scoreless third period and 5-1 in overtime.

Dainius Zubrus scored his 12th goal and Pettinger had a short-handed tally for the Capitals, who trailed 2-0 in the game’s 15th minute. Kolzig had 33 saves, and Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin each had an assist.

Washington had won two straight and four of five.

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