Capitals power play beats the buzzer again (Video)

The Washington Capitals power play does not a need a lot of time to score a goal.

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final they were given power play in the final 10 seconds of the first period. They scored right off the face off on an Alex Ovechkin blast to take a two-goal lead, beating the first period buzzer.

They did the exact same thing in the second period of Game 2 on Sunday night.

With just nine seconds to play in the period, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was assessed a two-minute minor penalty for tripping Andre Burakovsky. The Capitals managed to take advantage by once again scoring just before the buzzer when an Evgeny Kuznetsov shot trickled through Vasilevskiy, where he would then accidentally knock it into his own net.

You can see the goal in the video above.

That goal gave the Capitals a 4-2 lead and it came just one minute after Lars Eller had scored to break what had been a 2-2 tie.

The Capitals ended up scoring three goals in the period to erase Tampa Bay’s lead that it had built by taking advantage of a couple of breaks to result in two power plays.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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