Come Eller High Water: Capitals’ Lars Eller Scores Sixth-Career Goal Against Canadiens, His Former Team; Continues Productivity In The Rough Patch

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Washington Capitals‘ center Lars Eller is continuing to be one of the team’s best players during a challenging February slump. In Thursday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Montréal Canadiens, Eller scored his sixth career goal against his former team and tied his total points from last season.

Just under three minutes left in the second period, Eller gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead with an incredible batting-like deflection.

His 15th goal of the season marked his sixth-career goal against the Canadiens, his former team who Eller spent six seasons with before being traded to Washington on June 24, 2016.

Eller has 15 goals, 21 assists, and 26 points in 60 games played, which has tied his total from last season.

The 30-year old Dane’s productivity is the highlight during the rough patch. Since returning from the Christmas break, Eller has picked up sixteen points (seven goals). In addition, he saw two three-game point streaks (Jan. 3-Jan. 7 and Jan. 27-Jan. 31) throughout 22 games played.

Eller’s chemistry on the third line with forwards Carl Hagelin and Richard Panik also add to the success of his production. Despite a lackluster performance in defense and obvious coaching issues, Lars Eller has been playing his best games of the season and remains a key, consistent player during this unusual annual slump.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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