Andre Burakovsky has been catching some heat this season for his lack of production.
With twelve shots on goal through eight games, Andre had yet to score – until late in the second period of Friday’s game in Detroit, when a tenacious Caps forecheck gave Andre the window.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 21, 2017
Tom Wilson and Nick Backstrom joined Burakovsky on the attack, with Dmitry Orlov locking down the blue line. The puck finds its way to Orlov, who chips it up to Burakovsky on the faceoff circle. Burakovsky releases a shot that Craig Laughlin would call a “howitzer.”
Andre was all smiles in the group hug with Tom, Nicklas, and company. It is Andre’s first goal in eleven games, dating all the way back to April.
“I think everything is about confidence in this game,” Burakovsky said during intermission. “If you don’t feel comfortable about yourself in your game, you’re going to have a tough game. As soon as you have confidence, you don’t think at all. You you just keep going. You playing with flow. Just don’t think.”
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