Something about Eric Fehr rubs Barry Trotz the wrong way. Scratched for the last few games, Fehr returned to the Caps lineup on Saturday and quickly made his presence known.
Fehr drew a penalty in the game’s opening minutes, resulting in a Capitals goal on the power play. But that was just setting the stage for his own brilliant goal in the waning moments of the second period.
Trailing Jason Chimera in the offensive zone, Fehr scooped up the loose puck, weaved around the Canes, and reached to put the puck behind Anton Khudobin on the weak side.
He needed a little help from a Carolina skate to make it happen.
Some might interpret Fehr’s success as him learning a lesson from his scratches, but those people are wrong. Fehr is doing what he’s always done: play terrific hockey.
Eric Fehr on if being scratched changed his game: "Not a whole lot. I felt good in the games I was playing." pic.twitter.com/uuXzUXJHtT