Give-And-Go Goal: Nick Jensen Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season On Odd-Man Rush

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Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen had scored just two goals in 143 Games Played in a Washington sweater, both coming last season. However, unlike the length of time it took to score his first goal, this goal took less than two periods into the team’s third game of the 2021-22 season for the Capitals’ No. 3 to light the lamp.

With the Caps and Avs tied 1-1 at the 16:53 mark of the second frame, Jensen found himself on a 3-on-1 with fellow rearguard Dmitry Orlov and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. A give-and-go with Orlov saw Jensen fire the puck top-corner past Avs goaltender Darcy Kuemper; Orlov and Tom Wilson were credited with assists on the play.

The goal was the St. Cloud State product’s ninth career goal and third as a member of the Capitals, who acquired him in a trade in February 2019 that also involved former Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey; it also marked his first point of the new season. According to The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir, it also marked Jensen’s first goal in the Caps’ home barn.

In 143 Games Played with the Capitals entering tonight’s contest, Jensen had recorded two goals and 25 assists.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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