What A Rush! The Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game: “Hags” Away!

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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.
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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

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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