What A Rush! Capitals Line Rush Of The Game: Let It Slide

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We had so many juicy rushes to choose from tonight, but in the end, our final selection for Capitals’ line rush of the game was a beauty. Tom Wilson would register his 19th goal of the season, but Alex Ovechkin would provide a dazzling primary assist on the play. Here is our “What A Rush!” line rush of the game.

After an initial rush and shot by Ovechin, the rebound found its way out to Dmitry Orlov, who wired one from the left point. The Orlov shot was deflected by Flyers goaltender Brian Elliot. Ovechkin, who circled around the back of the net after his first rush and shot,  would reach behind him, collect the puck, make a move to his right, and while falling down, make a beautiful dish to Tom Wilson.

The goal was the first of five for the Capitals in their 5-3 win over the Flyers. Ovechkin’s assist was his 1,198 career point. He would score a power play goal later in the game for point 1,199.

The call from John Walton on Caps Radio:

Another look from ice-level. Here comes Captain Alex Ovechkin, sliding into your living room.

The Capitals have now won five-straight games and stand alone atop the Metropolitan Division standings, two points ahead of the New York Islanders. The Capitals will next host the New Jersey Devils on Friday at Capital One Arena.

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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1 Response to What A Rush! Capitals Line Rush Of The Game: Let It Slide

  1. Anonymous says:

    A five to nothing lead and they almost let it slip away! They continue not to play sixth minute hockey. A flaw that’s carried over from the beginning of this season. Still no one that dominates the faceoff dots both defensively and offensively. I extremely disappointed that the GM didn’t correct this situation before the trade deadline. To let a team like the Islanders dominate the division this season is a credit to their coach and players. Nothing less then another cup championship will tell me that the Capitals made the correct move in elevating an assistant coach to head coach.

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