Nick Jensen was seemingly damned by the Hockey Gods for a interval of 877 days. Earlier this week although, Jensen broke the curse and scored his first goal since October 11, 2018. Now that drip-drop of offense is popping right into a full-on stream.
Saturday, Jensen had his first multi-point sport as a Capital, tallying a surprising objective and an help on a dirty Carl Hagelin objective.
It obtained the eye of each his coach and one of many workforce’s offensive stars after the sport.
After a Capitals’ faceoff loss within the defensive zone, Jensen blocked a Flyers participant’s shot, which despatched the puck sliding down in direction of Philly’s finish. Jensen placed on the jets, collected the unfastened biscuit, and raced down on a two-on-one with Carl Hagelin. With Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott not difficult, Jensen ripped a wrist shot off the far put up and in. Beautiful.
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— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 14, 2021
“I feel he’s feeling good proper now,” Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette mentioned. “I feel he’s feeling assured. His skating has been glorious. His protection has been glorious. As a result of he skates effectively and he has good expertise, he is ready to contribute offensively. The identical guidelines apply for all of the defensemen. He’s energetic and he’s trying to create. His objective tonight was an actual magnificence. I do know when gamers are feeling good. Loads of confidence normally performs into it. He’s been excellent each offensively and defensively.”
After Jensen scored, you might hear a loud roar from the Capitals bench. TJ Oshie and John Carlson could possibly be seen personally celebrating.
Afterward, Oshie took to social media to salute his teammate with a pun.
LADIES AND J-JENSMEN!!! Wow
— TJ Oshie (@TJOshie77) March 14, 2021
“I’m not likely doing something totally different,” Jensen mentioned laughing. “It’s not like I didn’t have my alternatives to attain earlier than this. We’ll simply name it dangerous luck. I don’t know. I’m not doing something totally different. Scoring objectives isn’t my precedence. Clearly, any time you’ll be able to assist the workforce do it, I’ll do it, however I’m not altering something.”
Jensen now has two objectives and 10 factors on the season, each profession highs with the Capitals.
With a objective and an help tonight, Jensen has recorded his seventh profession multi-point sport and his first as a member of the Capitals.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 14, 2021
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