Saturday night, Barry Trotz finally made the obvious move in the third period of Game Five. Trotz promoted Jakub Vrana to the first line. And the Capitals won because of it.
On the first line’s very first shift in the final frame, Vrana hit Evgeny Kuznetsov wide open for a breakaway goal. That tally tied the game 3-3.
With 4:38 left in the game, Vrana was in the right place at the right time to send Capital One Arena into a frenzy.
Vrana’s goal ended up being the game winner.