Capitals

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The Caps pulled off an improbable win in Carolina as Jay Beagle scored the go-ahead goal with less than two seconds remaining in the game. Washington stole the 4-3 win from the Hurricanes as they trailed 3-2 in the third, but scored twice in the final four minutes of the game.

Jeff Skinner put Carolina up in the third and it looked like the Hurricanes were going to down the Caps for a second time in as many nights. The Caps had other ideas.

Brett Connolly pounced on a turnover with a one-touch shot to beat Cam Ward to tie the game. Then Beagle scored the game-winner for the unbelievable finish.

Here are the three stars of the game.

1. Jay Beagle: With less than two seconds in the game, Beagle took a pass from Nicklas Backstrom and swept the puck past Ward for the improbable winner. The goal is as close to a buzzer beater as you will see in hockey and will be one of the highlights of the entire season.

2. Lars Eller:  Eller continued his hot streak with a first period goal in a mad scramble in front of the net. The goal was originally credited to John Carlson, but replay showed it went off of Eller's leg and in.

When you are on a hot streak, things just tend to go your way and Eller was in the right spot for the puck. He has now scored a goal in four straight games and has five goals in the last seven games. The third line was yet again the Caps' best and Eller also tallied three shots on goal for the night.

 

3. Jeff Skinner: Philipp Grubauer saved 86-straight even-strength shots before he was finally beaten by Skinner. Skinner unleashed a wrister in the third period that completely handcuffed the young netminder. Grubauer barely moved as the puck hit near-side off the post and into the net.

The goal looked like it would be the game-winner until the Capitals pulled off the improbable finish.