Like most of you, we were skeptical of Jay Beagle‘s spot on the top line, but darned if Beags didn’t make it happen for the Caps on the game’s first goal, a deflection by Alex Ovechkin off Karl Alzner‘s shot.
During 5v5, Beagle gained the zone with control, employing a fair bit of sandpaper to get the puck below the circles.
From there, Nick Backstrom took control, crossing the puck to Karl Alzner, who unleashed the shot.
It could have been Alzner’s fourth goal of the season, but selfish Ovi got a stick on it first.
Check it out in slo-mo.
That gives Alex Ovechkin 28 goals on the season, tying him for the league lead with Tyler Seguin. And that ain’t the only record he’s working on.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 29, 2015
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