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There were quite a few different rushes in the Capitals’ 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night that deserved a look at the Rush of the Night, but in the end it came down to one spectacular play that gave the Capitals the lead for good and Carl Hagelin his fourth of the season.
With the puck in the defensive zone, Capitals center Nic Dowd corralled the puck onto his blade and checking over his shoulder quickly, saw Carl Hagelin exiting the penalty box after serving a two-minute minor for cross-checking Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele earlier in the period. Dowd flipped the puck perfectly over the defense to find Hagelin in stride, who then put the puck past Winniepg netminder Connor Hellebucyk to give the Caps a 2-1 lead.
John Walton with the call on Caps Radio:
The goal was Hagelin’s fourth of the season and second in eight games played with the Capitals since being acquired at the trade deadline, and the ultimate game-winning goal to give the Capitals their seventh consecutive victory. The Caps will travel to Pittsburgh for a game on Tuesday night against the division rival Penguins.
By Michael Fleetwood