With the Washington Capitals missing a big chunk of their best forwards to injury and suspension, goal-scoring had to come from the place we all expected: Alex Chiasson and Nathan Walker.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 8, 2018
Jay Beagle chips the puck to Walker, who, you’ll remember, is a professional hockey player under contract with the Washington Capitals. Walker skates behind the net and chips it to Alex Chiasson, who promptly deposits the puck short-side.
Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray wasn’t quite locking down the post.
Chiasson’s goal is the second of his postseason career, all of 26 games including tonight.
Here’s another look.
Meanwhile, Nathan Walker played nine games this season. This is his first career playoff game and first career playoff point. He will share those milestones as first for any player from Australia.
Nathan Walker recorded a primary assist, becoming the first Australian to record a point in the NHL playoffs.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) May 8, 2018
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