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Tim Thomas Benched, Capitals Beat Bruins 5-3

Tim Thomas (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Tim Thomas was first off the ice at practice Tuesday, which usually indicates he would start in net that night.

He did not.

One day after purposely skipping the Bruins’ event at the White House, and on the same day as President Obama’s State of the Union address, Thomas rode the bench.

In his place was Tuukka Rask, who proceeded to allowed four goals on just 22 shots Tuesday night in, of all places, Washington, D.C.. The Caps added an empty-netter to win 5-3.

Rich Peverley, playing on the top line with Nathan Horton out (mild concussion), got the scoring started for the Bruins with his goal in the first period, the only goal in that period for either team.

Then, the teams combined for five goals in the second period, leaving the score locked at 3-3 after 2.

In the third, Mathieu Perreault completed the hat trick after compiling two of his goals in the second, giving the Caps a 4-3 lead.

Former Bruin Dennis Wideman added an empty netter to complete the scoring.

The Bruins next play NEXT Tuesday against the Senators, due to the NHL All-Star festivities this weekend.

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