Most people thought the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals was over with just minutes left in the second period. The Penguins then trailed 4-2, and with the Capitals on a 5-on-3 power play, things weren’t looking good.
But goalie Casey DeSmith had other ideas. While on a two-man disadvantage, DeSmith took care of a dumped puck, but instead of blocking it and getting some fresh players on the ice, he decided to bring out his inner quarterback skills.
DeSmith passed the puck past, and over, four Capitals players, finding a Teddy Blueger on the rush, who finished the breakaway with a stunning move to beat Caps goaltender Ilya Samsonov.
Although Blueger scored the goal, many agrees that Casey DeSmith should get the credit for it. Also that we’ve already seen the assist of the Year – and it sure got the Penguins going.
Just two minutes after the goal from Blueger, Penguins tied the game 4-4. In overtime Sidney Crosby sealed the win for Penguins, for their second victory this season.