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A brief look at Capitals, the Bruins’ next opponent

 When, where: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

 TV, radio: NESN, WBZ-FM (98.5).

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 Goals: Troy Brouwer 9, Alex Ovechkin 8, Mike Ribeiro 7.

 Assists: Ribeiro 17, Nicklas Backstrom 14, Ovechkin 8.

 Goaltending: Braden Holtby (7-7-0, 3.01 GAA), Michal Neuvirth (1-4-1, 3.05).

 Head to head: This is the first of three meetings this season.

 Miscellany: The last time the teams met was Game 7 of last season’s Eastern Conference quarterfinals, with the Capitals defeating Boston, 2-1, in overtime, and eliminating the Bruins from the playoffs . . . Ribeiro’s 17 assists are tied for sixth in the NHL . . . After a 4-1 loss to the Flyers Wednesday, the Capitals bounced back with a 3-0 win against the Jets Saturday.

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