Capitals forward Jakub Vrana scored two goals — his first career multi-goal game — against Ottawa on Wednesday night.
A week after being benched by Barry Trotz for being in “participation mode,” Vrana has done all the little things right lately, including a smart, heads up play in the first period against the Senators. You likely didn’t even notice it.
During a shift in the middle of the first period, Vrana was decked into the Senators goal by defenseman Fredrik Claesson while forechecking.
To avoid the play being called dead, Vrana stayed on his hands and knees for a few more seconds to place the net back onto its moorings. Here’s the footage from the overhead goal cam.
The Capitals didn’t score, but that’s not the point. Vrana understood the team had possession and he didn’t want a potential good scoring chance to go to waste.
And lo and behold, the Hockey Gods recognized Vrana’s hardwork minutes later. Vrana scored on a gift rebound after a great passing play by TJ Oshie.
— #CapsGiving🦃 (@Capitals) November 23, 2017
Later, Vrana would convert on a sneaky shot in the second period. He just did it all last night. Even his celebrations were top notch.
Vrana's reaction after the goal was signaled by the referee was priceless pic.twitter.com/Dk9GFeoIkw
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 23, 2017
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