Emotional Zdeno Chara thanks new Capitals teammates for giant goal hug: ‘There is nothing like team sports’
There were a lot of remarkable things that happened during the Capitals’ 6-3 comeback win over the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Capitals came back from a 3-0 deficit, scored six unanswered goals, and found a way to win despite many of their star players being out. But it was the Capitals’ fifth goal of the evening that was special and something you’ll never forget. It was so remarkable that it gave the game a season-defining feel.
Late in the second period, 43-year-old Zdeno Chara scored on a rocket from the point, giving him his first goal as a Capital. Chara turned to the bench to celebrate and was quickly engulfed by literally everyone on the team in a giant goal hug.