Lars Eller has scored his first goal as a Washington Capital. Early in the first period of Saturday’s game against the New York Rangers, Eller made a savvy deflection to beat Lundqvist.
The goal is noteworthy because it gives the Caps the lead and because it’s Eller’s first goal since joining Washington this summer, but mostly because — check out the great play by Brooks Orpik!
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We open in the offensive zone. The Rangers are working on a clear and nearly get it but for 44’s position along the blue line. Orpik keeps the play alive and chips it towards the net.
It’s a decent shot, but it’s made deadly by a light redirect from Eller.
Orpik now has two assists in the young season. And, yeah, someone is gonna write “1st CAPS GOAL” on that puck for young Lars.
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