Center Lars Eller is one of the Washington Capitals’ most valuable forwards, able to play in multiple situations if called upon. While he is not a solely offensive-minded player, the former first-round pick of the St. Louis Blues has been on a roll in the team’s last handful of games, and he continued his point streak with a goal against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
On a night that featured Zdeno Chara’s return to Beantown, a tightly-played game saw its first scoring in the third period. With the Bruins having struck to take a 1-0 lead, the Caps’ pressure on Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask resulted in a goal for Eller, who was assisted by defenseman Nick Jensen and forward Richard Panik.
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The goal marked Eller’s fourth consecutive game with a point, which has included three goals and two assists, and his fifth goal of the 2020-21 season. Coming into the game, Eller had recorded 11 points in 17 Games Played. By recording an assist on the tally, Jensen extended a streak of assists, with three in his last three games (his seventh of the season).
Richard Panik and Nick Jensen picked up the assists on Eller’s goal. That’s Jensen’s seventh assist of the season and third in his last four games.
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By Michael Fleetwood