Don’t look now, but Swedish heartthrob and teen model Andre Burakovsky has nine goals on the season. The Burracuda started the scoring (again) tonight against the Dallas Stars!
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 22, 2017
While cycling, Burakovsky began the play by finding Brett Connolly on his backhand. Connolly took a hot shot from the slot. As the Stars tried to clear the rebound, Burakovsky stole the puck off a defender’s stick and rifled the puck into the back of the net. Please note Lars Eller also did yeoman’s work tying up his man in front of the net.
The usually dour-celebrating Swede was very happy for some reason about his goal.
emoji come to life pic.twitter.com/JPFSa6ZhDr
— GIF Grand Maester (@myregularface) January 22, 2017
Burakovsky is now on a four-game goal streak. And check out this stat from Tarik.
Five of Burakovsky's last seven goals have been the first of the game. In addition, the #Caps have scored first in 10 straight games.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@TarikCSN) January 22, 2017
Burakovsky also became the first Caps player ever to score the first goal of a game in four straight contests.
Andre Burakovsky (WSH): scored 1st goal of game in 4 straight games, 1st Capitals player in franchise history to do so (via @EliasSports)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 22, 2017
The Caps third line — consisting of Burakovsky, Lars Eller, and Brett Connolly — has been dominant. Never break them up, Barry.
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