Travis Boyd hasn’t gotten a ton of playing time lately, but he made his appearance in Monday’s game against the Canadiens count with a galaxy-brain bank shot off the skate of Jeff Petry.
Boyd got a jersey due to Alex Ovechkin’s one-game suspension.
The Caps started the second period on the power play. The second unit was on the ice as time expired, which is right when Boyd chipped the puck across the slot and into Habs defender Jeff Petry. The puck bounced off the 6’3″, 197 lbs., Ann Arbor native and into the net.
Boyd smiled as he skated his back to the bench to fist-bump his teammates.
The goal was initially credited to Travis Boyd before NHL officials changed it to Brendan Leipsic. Minutes later, the goal was given back to Boyd.
There is no way that goal is Brendan Leipsic’s. Here’s Travis Boyd touching the puck. pic.twitter.com/jr8Lg3HQsp
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) January 28, 2020
“I’m not really sure,” a laughing Boyd said, when asked how he scored at intermission. “I got a little lucky with the bank off the skate. Sometimes it’s better to lucky than good!”
The goal marked the second goal Petry had been directly involved with in the game. One minute and fifty seconds into the game, he gave the Canadiens the lead after the Capitals lost coverage of him in front of the net.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington
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