Christian Djoos made his grand return to the lineup Saturday after missing 24 games due to a thigh injury and surgery for compartment syndrome.
Djoos wasted no time getting back in the scoresheet, tallying his first goal since [blows off dust from sports almanac] December 30, 2017 — a 61-game goalless streak.
He scored one-handed.
I’m serious. You have to see this.
The goal was 50 percent speed, 50 percent overpassing, which is So Caps.
Evgeny Kuznetsov did the heavy lifting, carrying the puck into the offensive zone and finding Alex Ovechkin ambling down the center lane. Ovechkin then found Djoos, who had joined the rush and snuck down below the circles, with a pass. Instead of shooting at an empty net, Djoos passed back to Ovechkin.
Ovi one-timed the puck, but the shot didn’t get through. Djoos then poked at the puck one-handed…
And it goes in!
I’m pretty sure this is not how Todd wrote it up on the bench, but I’m sure he’ll take it every day of the week.
At intermission, Al Koken asked Djoos, somewhat sarcastically, when was the last time Christian scored one-handed. He got a serious reponse back.
“I cannot remember it, too long,” Djoos said. “I tried joining the rush and Ovi gave me a great pass. I tried to give it back first but just a little poke check.”
Now Nicky is going to have to do this every game.
And because I couldn’t help myself, you guys…
Christian Djoos… ONE HANDED?
┻┳| •.•) The Djoos is Loose
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 12, 2019
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