Nathan Walker is vying to become the first Australian to ever play in the NHL. He’s one step closer.
The diminutive forward scored yesterday during a Capitals intra-squad scrimmage, and tonight, Walker scored the first goal of the Capitals preseason. It came shorthanded.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) September 18, 2017
“From the start to finish, this kid might have just made the team,” NBC Sports Washington’s Craig Laughlin said.
Walker essentially went coast-to-coast. After intercepting a bad Taylor Hall backhand pass, Walker raced down the right wing, initiated a drop pass to Lars Eller, and then went hard to the net where all good things in life happen.
After Eller ripped a shot towards Keith Kinkaid’s five hole, Walker deposited the rebound to the back of the net.
He had no celebration.
Despite there only being a few hundred people at Prudential Center for the game, Walker’s name somehow managed to trend in the United States after the goal.
— julia|18|55 (@casadoresdean) September 18, 2017
Now let’s celebrate.
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