What A Rush! Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game: Jake the Snake Strikes Again!

jakub vranaPhoto: Associated Press

In yet another thrilling victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night, there were three different line rushes that we could have selected from for the Capitals’ Line Rush of the Game. However, the ultimate selection was one that saw Jakub Vrana score a beauty of a goal and tie the game for the Caps.

In the Caps’ 3-2 win over the ‘Canes, there were a number of great chances and opportunities by the Capitals, but there may have been no more crucial goal than that by breakout star Jakub Vrana. Receiving a breakout pass from defenseman Christian Djoos, center Evgeny Kuznetsov dished a pass to a streaking Vrana, who used his speed to work his way around Carolina forward Micheal Ferland, who put a beautiful deke past Carolina netminder Curtis McElhinney to tie the game at 2-2.

The goal was Vrana’s 23rd of a 2018-19 season that has seen the former first-round pick become one of the Caps’ biggest offensive weapons and now puts him tied for second on the team in goals with T.J. Oshie. The Caps’ victory secured the team a spot in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs and extended their Metropolitan Division lead even further with four games now left in the regular season.

John Walton with the call on Caps Radio:

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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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