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Heading into their final late-night game of the season, the Capitals were looking to keep their momentum headed in the right direction after a win against the Colorado Avalanche. Down 1-0 nearing the end of the second period, forward Carl Hagelin got the Caps off to a good start by scoring to tie the game.
Hagelin’s goal came at the 17:10 mark of the second period, with 2:50 left to play. Scoring his fifth goal of the 2019-20 season on assists from Travis Boyd and Richard Panik (a former Coyote), Hagelin knotted the game at 1-1 to send the two teams into the second intermission with one lamp lighted each.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 16, 2020
The goal gave Hagelin his 18th point of the season (five goals, 13 assists) in 47 games played, and nine points in his last 11 contests, at a time when the Capitals’ third-line (normally consisting of Hagelin, Panik, and Lars Eller) have arguably been the team’s best line.
Carl Hagelin ties the game at 1-1. He now has nine points (4g, 5a) in his last 11 games.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 16, 2020
By Michael Fleetwood