The Washington Capitals found themselves trailing the Ottawa Senators early, after a Chris Wideman seeing-eye puck found its way past Braden Holtby. But a minute and forty-two seconds later, the Capitals tied it up.
Brett Connolly had the honors.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 6, 2017
The goal was made possible by a beautiful keep-in at the blue line by Matt Niskanen.
As Dion Phaneuf attempts to lob the puck off the boards and out of the zone, Niskanen catches it with his glove and immediately sends a slap pass to Lars Eller.
Eller bumps to Connolly and Conns buries it.
A season after scoring a career high in goals (15), Connolly is now on pace for 82 this season.
That marks the first time in Brett Connolly's career he has scored in his first game of the season. #ALLCAPS
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 6, 2017
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