Thursday morning, Andre Burakovksy was promoted back to the third line with Brett Connolly and Lars Eller to try and find his scoring touch.
That effort wasn’t wasted, as Burkie scored his seventh goal of the season against former teammate Semyon Varlamov 10 minutes into the first period.
To start the play, poor Brett Connolly was caught admiring his pass and got plowed by the hulking 6’5″ Nikita Zadorov in the middle of the ice.
Connolly got off the ice, and TJ Oshie jumped on in his place — which worked out perfectly for the Capitals.
After taking a pass from Matt Niskanen at the point, Oshie sent a shot-pass to Burakovsky, and all he had to do was just tapppp tap tapparoo the puck into the net.
Here’s another look.
Don’t look now, but Burakovsky has three points in his last seven games.
Thursday’s game against the Avalanche also marked Burra’s 300th career NHL game.
Tonight, Andre Burakovsky will be playing in his 300th NHL/Capitals game, while Brett Connolly will be playing in his 400th NHL game.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 8, 2019
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