Photo: Bruce Bennett
A few minutes before Evgeny Kuznetsov chipped a nifty no-angle shot past Jaroslav Halak to give the Capitals a dramatic game-7 victory over the New York Islanders, Troy Brouwer had his own chance to give the Caps a lead.
Midway through the third period, Isles forward Nikolay Kulemin attempted an ill-advised, cross-ice pass to Matt Donovan. Brouwer intercepted it, settled the puck, and set off the Brouwitzer. But Halak Halak’d, and Brouwer took out his rage on his poor hockey stick.