Nic Dowd and Nick Jensen combined to score the Caps’ playoff-clinching goal. The former roommates have never been to the postseason.
With five minutes remaining in the third period, Nick Jensen kept the puck in at the blueline. With a quick wrist shot towards the net, Nic Dowd tipped the puck past Curtis McElhinney, giving the Caps a 3-2 lead.
That goal meant the Caps clinched a playoff spot. Neither Jensen nor Dowd have been to the playoffs before.