The Capitals Line Rush Of The Game: Jakub Vrana Pads Lead Going Five-Hole On Breakaway

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The Washington Capitals did not come up with their best effort on Sunday despite beating the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 3-1 to snap their two-game losing streak. For Sunday’s Rush of the Game, we went with forward Jakub Vrana‘s 22nd of the season, which gave the Capitals some breathing room with 11:53 remaining in regulation.

After Flyers defenseman Philipp Myers whiffed with the intention of dumping the puck into the Capitals’ zone from the offensive blue line, forward Brett Connolly picked the puck up and sent Vrana in all alone on a breakaway with a nice backhand pass.

With plenty of room to work with, Vrana did a few small dekes before waiting out Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott. When he gets between the two dots, he sniped a shot through the wickets of Elliott.

With the goal, Vrana tied forwards Tom Wilson, who also scored in Sunday’s win over the Flyers, and T.J. Oshie for the second-most goals on the team this season. The goal also snapped a five-game goal drought for Vrana.

John Walton’s call on Caps Radio:

The win padded the Capitals’ lead in the Metropolitan Division by three points over the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins with six games left. Each team will have played 76 games this season by the end of Sunday’s slate of NHL action.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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