The Washington Capitals were playing too good not to get back into this one. Down 2-0 to the Penguins after two early goals by Sidney Crosby, the Caps dominated play.
It paid off in a tremendous sequence that we’d like to relive with you right now.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 28, 2017
We begin in neutral with Dmitry Orlov crushing Tom Kuhnhackl in front of Pierre McGuire.
John Carlson then laid a big hig on Evgeni Malkin. Both fellows toppled, opening up the ice for TJ Oshie.
Oshie pushes it up, and Lars Eller takes it. Now, Eller’s not a common Ovechkin linemate, but he still knows what to do. Eller moves to open space for Ovi near the slot.
Ovi does his thing, notching his fourth goal of the postseason.
He was absolutely pumped.
According to @StatsCentre, 11 of Ovechkin’s 45 career playoff goals have come against the Penguins, which is the most the Russian machine has scored versus any other team.
We’ve got a game.
— Byron J. Hudtloff (@ByronHudtloff) April 28, 2017
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