Washington Capitals star ahead Alex Ovechkin prevented a sliding defender and beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek with a rocket shot to the blocker facet.
Capitals defensemen Matt Niskanen and Dmitry Orlov every had been credited with an help after a sequence of passes gave Ovechkin a major scoring likelihood. The winger entered the zone alongside the boards and guarded the puck from a diving Hurricanes defender.
After readjusting the puck from the defender’s tried poke verify, Ovechkin flicked a fast wrist shot low to beat Mrazek. It was Ovechkin’s fourth objective within the first-round sequence.
The objective gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead within the first interval throughout Monday night time’s Game 6. Washington took the one-goal benefit into the primary intermission, however the Hurricanes responded with 4 unanswered scores to drive Game 7.
Teuvo Teravainen tied the sport at 2-2 within the second interval. Jordan Staal notched the go-ahead objective within the third, whereas Justin Williams and Dougie Hamilton clinched the 5-2 victory with scores within the ultimate body.
The Hurricanes and Capitals face off within the deciding ultimate recreation of the sequence Wednesday night time at Capital One Arena.