Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Extends Career-Best Point Streak To Nine Games In Win Over Canadiens

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In the Washington Capitals4-2 win over the Montréal Canadiens on Monday night, forward Jakub Vrana extended his career-best point streak to nine games and also recorded his ninth multi-point game of the season.

Vrana had the primary assist on forward Tom Wilson’s power-play goal in the first period. It would improve his point streak to nine games.

His point streak also matches the longest such run with captain Alex Ovechkin’s and defenseman John Carlson’s nine games from October 8 to October 24 in the 2019-20 season.

He would later extend the Capitals’ lead to 3-2 towards the end of the middle frame, notching his 23rd goal thus far. Vrana is one goal shy of tying his career-high of 24 goals from the 2018-19 season.

The 23-year-old has scored 8 goals in his last 9 games. This season, 22 of Vrana’s 23 goals have come at even strength. He is third for most even-strength goals only behind Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (25) and Ovechkin (23).

Vrana recorded his ninth multi-point game of the season with two points (1 goal, 1 assist) against Montréal.

He is making a name for himself as a top-six forward. During a breakout season at 50 games played, Vrana has 42 points (23 goals), a +8 rating, and 16 penalty minutes.

By Della Young

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4 Responses to Capitals’ Jakub Vrana Extends Career-Best Point Streak To Nine Games In Win Over Canadiens

  1. Clifford Keefe says:

    Jakub Vrana has 35-40 goals a year written all over him. His intimidating speed allows him to access open spaces which, in turn, put him in position to take advantage of his quick hands and enviable rink sense. To me he’s vaguely reminiscent of former Russian great Alexei Kovalev–of whom Mark Messier once said…”he has things you just can’t teach…”

    At an even 6 feet, Jakub is two inches shorter than Alexei was, and roughly 20 pounds lighter than Kovalev who played at 222. But like AK, Vrana isn’t easily guarded and he plays with an edge. It remains to be seen if Jakub can approximate what Kovalev did after the Rangers traded him…

    I’m betting that he can–and then some…

    Santa Monica

    • Jon Sorensen says:

      With ya, Clifford. I clearly recall the projections for Vrana on draft day saying he could be a 25-goal scorer. Good to see a prospect reach and in some cases surpass expectations.

    • Day One Caps Fan says:

      Jake has gotten HOT and it’s a good time to do it — in the middle of the NHL January “doldrums” where the players are dragging and all wish it were April

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