GIF: Joel Ward Scores Game 1 Winner With 1.3 Second Left On The Clock

The Washington Capitals stun MSG with a buzzer beater. After a questionable hit on New York Rangers defender Dan Boyle by Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin takes the loose puck and feeds Joel Ward in front with a beautiful pass who buries the one-timer low on Henrik Lundqvist. Joel Ward, renowned for his clutch goals in the playoffs, this was one for the ages. Recorded as GWG in a 2-1 over the Stanley Cup favorites New York Rangers. #RockTheRed, Washington Capitals take Game 1 on the road in epic fashion.

The opening game of the series was delivered as advertised. A tight-checking low-scoring game decided by one goal. Hockey fans can expect more of the same. We will have to wait and see how the New York Rangers react after a loss such as this. Still, ┬áthink this series could go the distance. A seven-game series like this will be filed in the “Instant Classic” category.

The Washington Capitals were my darkhorse pick to win the Stanley Cup. The New York Rangers would not surprise me at all, If they won the Stanley Cup. This series is just getting started. Buckle up hockey fans!