Marcus Johansson Scores A Shorthanded, Penalty Shot Goal; Second Career Tally on the Penalty Shot

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With the Washington Capitals already up 2-0 over the host Winnipeg Jets, forward Marcus Johansson scored on a penalty shot goal to give his club a commanding three-goal advantage.

With the Capitals on a four-minute penalty kill thanks to a high-sticking penalty by Lars Eller (playing in his 900th NHL game), Johansson found himself all alone on Winnipeg netminder Connor Hellebuyck, before being brought down by a slash from Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey. No. 90 was awarded a penalty shot on the play, much to the chagrin of the Winnipeg faithful.

The goal marked Johansson’s seventh of the season, and his second-ever career penalty shot, with the other coming on March 22, 2012 against the Philadelphia Flyers during his first stint with Washington. It also marks the Capitals’ first since December 2013.

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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