flOMG! Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Scores First NHL Goal Against the New York Islanders

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On a night in which captain Alex Ovechkin took sole possession of third all-time in Goals Scored in NHL history, Washington Capitals’ rookie forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders.

With the Capitals tied with the Isles 1-1, a neat move in the neutral zone by Dmitry Orlov found the two teammates in a 2-on-1, with a slick pass by Orlov giving Jonsson-Fjallby his first NHL tally, becoming the 11th Washington rookie to record points this season.

That number ranks tied for third-most in franchise history, behind only the team’s inaugural 1974-75 season and the 1981-82 season.

In addition, Jonsson-Fjallby, who was selected by the Caps in the fifth-round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, waived and then reclaimed prior to this season, becomes the ninth rookie to score his first NHL goal this season.

”It felt good. I feel like it took me long enough, but it was a great feeling, for sure,” said Jonsson-Fjallby after the game.

”For me, being claimed by Buffalo gave me confidence. Then I knew people saw me as maybe I can play in NHL. Coming back, it was fine for me. I still had the confidence. I felt great playing in Hershey, and then getting called up was also great for my confidence. I felt like this time getting called up and playing my 10th game was kind of a relief. It makes me more comfortable and I can play my game.”

Jonsson-Fjallby has recorded one goal and two assists in 14 games played this season, stepping into the lineup in the wake of Carl Hagelin’s injury.

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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2 Responses to flOMG! Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Scores First NHL Goal Against the New York Islanders

  1. novafyre says:

    You gotta go with the flow.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The Flo Knows goal scoring!

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