On a night in which the Washington Capitals received at least a point from everyone but Marcus Johansson and Nick Jensen, trade deadline acquisition Johan Larsson chipped in with a two-point night, including his first goal as a member of the team, to add to the Caps’ eventual 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Larsson, who had scored six goals as a member of the Arizona Coyotes, scored his seventh of the season and first in a Washington sweater at the 17:32 mark of the third period, the final goal in what would be a demolition of the Flyers by the home Capitals; Justin Schultz and Nic Dowd picked up assists on the play.
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Larsson finished the night with two points, having assisted on Matt Irwin’s first Capitals goal earlier in the frame. He finished the night having played 13:35. He recorded his first point as a Capital in the team’s victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 9.
“For Larsson to get on the board with a goal,” Head Coach Peter Laviolette remarked after the game, “that’s guys contributing from different areas, that’s good.”
Larsson also reflected on his time so far with his new club in an interview with Swedish media following the game.
“I came here injured and it’s not so fun not to be able to play when you just changed clubs, but I was very well taken care of from the first day,” Larsson told Aftonbladet. “It will be exciting to see what we can achieve in the future. Many on this team have been there before and know exactly what is required.”
By Michael Fleetwood