The Tiger bit the hand that used to feed it.
Monday night, after being down two goals in the second period, the Capitals clawed back and ultimately won after Lars Eller, filling in on the top line, downed his former team in overtime.
The goal marked Eller’s first game-winner since Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final.
When Eller stick-handled the puck in overtime, there were audible boos from the home crowd. The Capitals center answered with the ultimate clap back.
As Jakub Vrana gained the offensive zone with speed, he curled and found Eller skating down the wing. Eller beat Carey Price five hole.
This was Eller’s third goal against Montreal in the two games he’s played his former team.
You guys, Lars Eller only scores game winners.
With the victory, the Caps went 3-1 during a tough four-game road trip. The team was plagued with injuries to star players like Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and TJ Oshie. The Caps return home Wednesday to face the Chicago Blackhawks.
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