The Vancouver Canucks’ unlikely playoff run continued on Tuesday with a 5-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Canucks win evened the second-round series 1-1.
Game Two featured the return of Tyler Toffoli to the lineup (three points) as well as two goals from Bo Horvat, a goal and two assists from Elias Petterson, and 38 saves from goaltender Jacob Markstrom. Late in the game, the Golden Knights looked for retribution and tried to send a message for Game Three.
With minutes remaining, Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud attempted to lay out former Capital Jay Beagle as he entered the Canucks’ offensive zone. Instead, Beags chipped the puck forward and did a spin move (!!!), sending Whitecloud head-first into Vegas’s bench.
Watch as Beagle, like a dog to a bone, gallops around that unwelcome pet to go dig out his favorite rubber toy from the corner.
The beautiful game pic.twitter.com/CewyqgdkBA
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) August 26, 2020
I, for one, am stunned at this exhibition of skill from the Capitals’ former fourth-line forward.
The play comes several days after Beagle scored his first goal of the playoffs. The goal helped the Canucks upset the defending-champion St. Louis Blues in the first round.
Beagle scored twice and had eight points during the Capitals’ Stanley Cup run in 2018, including this beautiful primary assist during Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final.
Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports
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