When’s the last time you saw the Washington Capitals score a power-play goal on the rush? With Nicklas Backstrom’s marker (his 16th this season) off an excellent pass from Evgeny Kuznetsov, you can restart the timer.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 4, 2018
Evgeny Kuznetsov carried the load, escorting the puck all the way from neutral to the goal line, pulling two white Leafs sweaters with him. A twister pass followed, leaving the Leafs in the dust to find Nick Backstrom, who was charging the net.
Backstrom sunk it with a wrister.
There was much celebration, while Dominic Moore left the penalty box looking sheepish.
Earlier in the period, Kuznetsov scored a goal of his own. Backstrom has a point on all three Caps goals, making this his fifth 3-point game of the season already. And the Caps lead the Leafs 3-1 going into intermission.
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