#2 Aliaksei Protas
Aliaksei Protas had a monster game with three points. That’s a goal and two assists and another young buck did the same thing which we’ll cover on the next slide. Protas first assist came on a rebound off the goalie pads before he set up Sonny Milano for the Caps first goal of the night. That assist was primary.
The second assist came on Hendrix Lapierre’s breakaway goal and it was a secondary assist. That was the Caps final goal which was needed to put them over the edge.
Protas goal came before Ovechkin’s. It was a nice play in a give n go going down the ice. The play was set up by Trevor van Riemsdyk. Protas shot went below the cross bar and into the net. It was his second goal of the season.
The goal was Protas second goal of the period. It was his second multi point game of the season and the fifth of his career. It also marked his first career three point game.
"“We did some good things but we still weren’t breaking through. Then that line takes over and scores and gets some life in the building, life in our group. Then backs it up again and again. They played 10 minutes and scored 3 goals.”"