Alex Ovechkin once took a photo with Clayton Keller when the Coyotes rookie was 12. Keller scored in overtime to beat the Capitals Friday.
Friday night, the Washington Capitals lost to the league’s worst team, the Arizona Coyotes, in overtime after an amazing passing play between Max Domi and Clayton Keller. Keller, a 19-year-old rookie, slid the puck past Philipp Grubauer’s outstretched pad for the team’s eighth win in 37 games this season.
The goal was Keller’s 13th of the 2017-18 campaign, placing him second among all rookies. For Keller, the goal was also personally significant for another reason.