Top 3 Capitals studs against Ducks

Tom Wilson, Beck Malenstyn, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Wilson, Beck Malenstyn, Trevor van Riemsdyk, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Washington Capitals got a 5-4 win last night over the Anaheim Ducks. For our general game story click here. Read on to find out who the top 3 studs were from the game. We all know who’s number one but what about the other two?

Nic Dowd, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Nic Dowd, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Nic Dowd

Lost in the madness that is the number one stud and what he did was a goal from Nic Dowd which was his second goal of the season. Dowd dealt with injury woes this season and last year but he’s been a key center for the fourth line for quite some time.

Dowd’s goal came on a shot from Rasmus Sandin where Dowd was in front of the net and tipped it in. He also won 11 of his 16 face offs on the night for a nice face off win percentage of 69 percent.

Dowd’s goal was the Caps’ fourth goal of the game and came 20 seconds after their third goal which was the second fastest pair of back to back goals scored by the Caps this season. The faster mark was 15 seconds back on Nov. 10 at the New Jersey Devils.

Dowd has shown his reliability over the years on both the fourth line and the face off circle.