Despite holding a commanding 2-0 lead headed into the third period, the Caps had every reason to sit back and try to hold back to the win.
Instead the Caps came out with an inspired first shift to start the final stanza, tallying a goal sixteen seconds into the period. Nicklas Backstrom sniped a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury, tallying his team-leading sixth goal of the playoffs.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 9, 2017
On a two-on-one break with Andre Burakovsky, Backstrom decided to shoot himself. Backstrom wristed a shot to far side corner of the net.
With the goal, Nicklas Backstrom (26) passed Dale Hunter (25) for third place on the Caps all-time postseason goals list.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.