Sunday, November 17, 2013

Vid: Mikhail Grabovski Bats a Rebound Home from Mid-Air

Just a gorgeous finish from Mikhail Grabovski, who swats this big, flying rebound of a Jason Chimera wrister out of mid-air to give the Caps a 3-0 lead over St. Louis in Sunday night.

Nice work by Grabovski to get inside position on Blues' defenseman Jay Bouwmeester and keep his stick free to make the play. The goal was part of a three-goal period from Washington, and it marked the first time the Blues had allowed three goals in a single period in 43 games. In other words, Washington opened things up against a very solid defensive team on Sunday.

There was more good news for Washington, as they leapfrogged Pittsburgh to move into the Metropolitan Division lead. The Capitals, 12-8-1, will host the 12-8-0 Penguins on Wednesday.

The Caps went on to win in impressive fashion over St. Louis, thanks in part to Alex Ovechkin's two goals, which tied him with Alex Steen for the league lead.