Barry Trotz gave Jay Beagle and Jason Chimera a new linemate tonight in Stan Galiev. That change paid immediate dividends. Like they scored literally on their first shift together.
After Galiev flung a hard, poor-angled shot attempt from the corner, Beagle picked up the rebound and scored at no angle past Ben Bishop.
A minute later CSN Washington noticed that Beagle had a tampon in his nose, which led to some speculation.
Craig Laughlin: Jay Beagle was a little too pumped in the celly. Here’s Beagle after the goal. I think someone caught him with a high stick in the celebration as they were cheering him on. Earlier on in this game, right about at the 30-second mark, Marcus was high-sticked. It was not Beagle so it must have happened during the celly.
Joe Beninati: Come on. Someone broke his nose in the celebration? Fabulous. Only Beags.
But they were wrong. Beagle cleared it up during CSN Washington’s first intermission interview.
“The puck hit my nose there and landed on my stick,” Beagle said laughing. “I wish it would have been the celebration.”
Now that’s impressive.
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