The Washington Capitals third line consisting of Lars Eller, Devante Smith-Pelly, and Brett Connolly was dominant during Game Three. According to Natural Stat Trick, the third line led the team in shot attempt percentage (65.7%) and scoring chance percentage (72.5%).
Lady luck rewarded the trio in double overtime.
And there was no one happier than DSP.
Smith-Pelly leaped high into the air twice as he saw the puck cross over the goal line.
Many Caps fans could relate to DSP’s raucous celebration. That’s because they did a similar celebration themselves at home.
Me in my living room https://t.co/my1t2zmV2Z
— Jesse Jones (@TheJJones) April 18, 2018
Also the reaction i had jumping off my couch https://t.co/uQrucM8K6h
— Justin Steele 🍻 (@Yukstin) April 18, 2018
That's every CAPS fan.
— Trevor Jones (@TrevorJspotsy) April 18, 2018
We are all DSP. Pure elation 🤩
— Eva (@EvaLike4Ever) April 18, 2018
All of the dmv
— LARS ELLER DAD (theres hope) (@plsorioles) April 18, 2018
— Kat (@KitKatCooley) April 18, 2018
DSP is all of us. https://t.co/0zjPqpAvVG
— Post Sports (@PostSports) April 18, 2018
That was all of us at home too😂😂 https://t.co/Uz5u9Wa7FB
— Tyler Nelson (@TylerKNelson13) April 18, 2018
DSP’s celebration may end up being more iconic than the actual goal.
CAPITALS 3, BLUE JACKETS 2 (2OT): A puck finally bounced Washington’s way when Lars Eller scored in double-overtime, giving the visitors a reason to celebrate after a huge Game 3 win at Columbus. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) #washingtoncapitals #capitals #caps #hockey #nhl #bluejackets #dcsports #metro #dc #sad #playoffs #stanleycup
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