— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 13, 2017
Capitals forward Justin Williams scored his 34th and 35th career playoff goals. And after a few anxious moments, the Capitals dug out a 2-0 hole to tie Game 1 of their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs all thanks to Williams.
Williams scored his first goal of the night on a power play, as he pocketed the rebound off T.J. Oshie’s shot into the net to cut the Capitals’ deficit in half. The goal came in the first period at the 12:24 mark.
Then after both teams skated scoreless for 16 minutes in the second period, the scrappy Williams struck again. After a Matt Niskanen shot bounced off the pad of Toronto’s goalie Frederik Andersen, Williams swiped the puck in the net to tie the game.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 14, 2017
Williams has been clutch in the playoffs throughout his career. And after powering the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup in 2014, Washington wasted no time to bring him to the nation’s capital for moments like this.