After eliminating about 420 consecutive power plays in Carolina, the Washington Capitals quickly avenged themselves with STILL ANOTHER beautiful Nicklas Backstrom goal.
And this one comes with a nice pass from Alex Ovechin.
Evgeny Kuznetsov's high stick, goalkeeper John Carlson's interference and Jonas Siegenthaler's hook gave zero goals for Carolina's power play unit. Once the Caps regained their strength, Warren Foegele made a small gaffe in the neutral zone, sending the puck to Alex Ovechkin, who, you'll remember, plays for the Caps.
Ovechkin kicked the afterburner while Nicklas Backstrom rushed to the other side. Halfway through the Canes line change, the defense was barely there. Alex went to Nick and Nick sank.
Just his fifth goal of the series. One goal per match by Guy Gävle. Not much.
Backstrom jumped into the arms of Devante Smith-Pelly to celebrate.
The Capitals only had one shot on goal at that time. Their second shot was pretty good though.
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