Jay Beagle was the Capitals hero once again.
The Regal Beagle scored the Caps’ lone tally — a third period goal with 5:41 left in the game — during Friday night’s 1-0 snoozer against Detroit. It was Jay Beagle’s second game-winning goal in November and the eighth of his nine-year NHL career.
The goal was a masterpiece, if you count falling over and whacking at a rebound a masterpiece.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 19, 2016
As Tom Wilson and Zach Sanford work hard on the forecheck, the puck bounces out to the point where Dmitry Orlov fires a low and hard shot into the pads of goaltender Jimmy Howard. Beagle spins off his man in front and tucks home the rebound as he’s falling to his knees.
It was at that moment Tom Wilson skated over and engulfed Beagle with a giant hockey hug which lasted several seconds.
“They were holding me up,” Beagle joked to Jill Sorenson after the game. “‘Old man, you’re done. Get off the ice.’ I fell to my knees trying to whack that puck in. I think they lifted me up. Yeah. It was nice. I should have had them carry me to the bench.”
Check out the photo sequence of the goal celebration. This is fantastic.
Photos: Patrick McDermott
Jay Beagle is off to the best goal scoring start in his career.
Games needed each season for Jay Beagle to reach 4 goals, starting in '10-11:
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) November 19, 2016
Please let it continue anywhere but on the first line.
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