#19 Devante Smith Pelly Game 5 goal
After the Backstrom to Ovechkin connection the Vegas Golden Knights put a minor scare on the Caps with a goal from David Perron and a power play tally from Reilly Smith to go up 3-2 going into the third period.
But this was a night of destiny. The Caps weren’t going to lose this game. Not a chance.
The comeback started with playoff hero Devante Smith Pelly who’s story to get to that point was incredible. The previous summer the New Jersey Devils bought out his contract and the Caps signed him for cheap. It turned out to be a bargain that spring.
DSP’s goal came at 9:52 where he even stretched out to put the puck around Marc Andre Fleury. It was the third straight game he scored a goal. It was also DSP’s seventh that spring.
Stories like the legend of Devante Smith Pelly is what the playoffs are all about. He will always be a hero in DC.