For the first time since Game Two, the Capitals have gotten the first goal of the game. For the third time this series, that goal comes off the stick of that lovely Swede Nicklas Backstrom.
Beautiful rush attack with even better follow-up.
Washington had a brief power play midway through the first period. With only enough time for one or two attacks, Tom Wilson pushed play into the Carolina zone. Wilson fed John Carlson, who sent the puck to Nicklas Backstrom on the far side of the slot. Backstrom’s first shot was rejected, but his second was oh so good.
Look at this tenacity.
Backstrom has four goals this series. He’s scored the first goal in three of the five games so far. With the primary assist, John Carlson notches his third point of the postseason.
Good stuff. Now go get another.
This is a very good sign pic.twitter.com/E5SchSJWmq
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 21, 2019
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