You’re not gonna believe this. Not only did the Capitals gain an early lead over the Penguins, but it also happened on the gosh darn power play, thanks to hard work by Alex Ovechkin, Nick Backstrom, and TJ Oshie. Wonders never cease, and Russian machines never break.
After the Rust penalty was called, the Caps won the offensive-zone faceoff. Carlson’s shot didn’t make it to the net, so TJ Oshie dove to hold onto possession.
Nick Backstrom settled the puck and sent it to Alex Ovechkin, waiting high in the slot.
Alex Ovechkin's goal marked his 13th postseason power-play goal, tying Peter Bondra (13) for first place in #Caps playoff history.