Bruins' Thomas makes DC return, beats Capitals 4-1

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tim Thomas' return to the nation's capital was less political and more successful, with the goaltender making 35 saves Sunday in the Boston Bruins' 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals.

Playing about 10 blocks from the White House -- a place he famously avoided because of his political views two weeks ago when the reigning Stanley Cup champions were honored by President Barack Obama -- Thomas shut out the Capitals until late in the third period as the Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak.

Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand scored first-period goals, and Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley tallied in the third for the Bruins, who built a 3-0 lead and rediscovered some offensive pop after scoring only once during their two-game skid.

Marcus Johansson scored for the Capitals.