Neither the New York Rangers or Washington Capitals could get an edge in the first period of Game 3 tonight, but that changed 7:31 minutes into the second thanks to Washington forward Jay Beagle.
Beagle fired the puck wide of goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, but he chased after it and was able to retrieve his own shot while behind the net. Beagle wrapped around and shot the puck towards the goal. Once more the puck was heading away from the net, but this time it hit Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle’s skate and went in.
You can see that sequence below:
That was Beagle’s first goal of the 2015 playoffs and it was also Andre Burakovsky’s first career point in a postseason game. The 20-year-old rookie had nine goals and 22 points in 53 regular season contests.
Washington is 3-0 in the playoffs when scoring first.