Big Goal in the Big Apple: Ilya Kovalchuk Scores First Goal As A Capital as Team Clashes with the Rangers

Screen Shot 2020-03-05 at 9.00.15 PMPhoto: @Capitals

Newly acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal with the Washington Capitals during Thursday’s tilt against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

At the 12:01 mark of the second frame, Kovalchuk tied the game 2-2 with a beautiful one-timer from assists by center Lars Eller and forward Richard Panik.

Because of his 10th goal of the season, he is now on pace to score 18 goals.

In addition, Kovalchuk passed Alex Kovalev for the 4th most career even-strength goals in league history by a Russian-born player (289). Per Capitals’ senior writer Mike Vogel, all of the goals by the Capitals tonight have come at even-strength.

Kovalchuk is also having a multi-point game tonight. Earlier in the first period, he had the secondary assist on forward Carl Hagelin’s opening goal that gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead.

The Capitals and Rangers are tied 3-3 after two periods.

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
This entry was posted in Games, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Big Goal in the Big Apple: Ilya Kovalchuk Scores First Goal As A Capital as Team Clashes with the Rangers

  1. James Lewis says:

    Great-that’s just great! Oh, we lost the game though, didn’t we. Too bad we can’t compete based on our pedigrees, huh?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.