Last season, Justin Williams scored 22 goals — his best goal-scoring performance since the 2011-12 regular season. Well I have some bad news. The 2016-17 season is not going as well.
Through 21 games, Williams has scored two goals. Thursday, Williams finally dented the twine for the first time since November 16th against the Pittsburgh Penguins. And then he didn’t.
Let me explain.
As the Caps’ first power play unit skated up the ice for one last chance in the first period, Evgeny Kuznetsov found William wide open near the crease. Williams kept his stick down and chipped the puck past a helpless Jaroslav Halak.
Officials reviewed the goal and this is what they saw.
The puck crossed the goal line a tenth of a second too late.
Williams was visibly frustrated and for good reason. Check out his reaction after he scored and then when the goal is waved off.
Williams’ shooting percentage now sits at 4.8% on the season. He’s unlucky and this streak will end soon.
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