Facing A Potential Third Period Collapse, Jay Beagle Said No


With the Capitals staring at a potential full-scale collapse in the third period in Winnipeg Tuesday night, Jay Beagle simply did all he could to stop it from happening. And succeeded.

Leading 2-0 late in the third period, and seemingly cruising to another road win, the Capitals gave up two quick goals, and before Caps fans could realize what exactly happened, the game was tied.

With 34 seconds remaining in a game, Jay Beagle took over. He beat the Jets Adam Lowry on the faceoff, and immediately fed the puck to John Carlson at the point, who dished back to Beagle in front for the backhand goal.


Beagle would tell media after the game, “I won the draw back and (defenseman John Carlson) whiffs on it,” said Beagle, who had two assists in a weekend win over Calgary. “I tried to whack at it and it hopped over my stick. I was pushing laterally and just tried to slide it through and it went in. It was one of those goals where if you keep whacking at it, eventually it goes in.” That seems like a pretty good motto for the Capitals this season. Beagle was part of the post-game media scrum following the game:


By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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