Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beagle Noses Through for Caps in Win

Jay Beagle (Alaska Anchorage) scored the game's only goal on a wraparound attempt midway through the second period as the Washington Capitals edged the New York Rangers, 1-0, on Monday night in the nation's capital.

"It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Henrik Lundqvist] like that," said Beagle at NHL.com. "My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen."

The Caps now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series, two games to one, with Game 4 in Washington, D.C. set for Wednesday evening. It was Beagle's first goal of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and came after his initial shot was stopped in front.

Beagle, 29, a Calgary native, played for UAA from 2005 to 2007, and tallied 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points in 67 NCAA games with the Seawolves, including a 20-point sophomore season. He has spent his entire NHL career with Washington, and has 23 goals and 47 points in 254 career regular-season contests with the Caps.

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