Category: Playoff Performer of the Night

Playoff Performer of the Night | Devante Smith-Pelly

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Devante Smith-Pelly scored the biggest goal of his NHL career to help him and the Washington Capitals to their first-ever Stanley Cup Championship in a 4-3 victory in Thursday night's Game 5.

June 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Nicklas Backstrom

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Nicklas Backstrom surpassed the 20-point mark with a trio of assists in his seventh multi-point game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Washington Capitals pulled off a 6-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights to move within one victory of hoisting hockey’s most coveted prize.

June 5, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to action Saturday Night with authority by posting his sixth multi-point outing of the postseason to help the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory and a 2-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

June 3, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Braden Holtby

By: Nadia Vocaturo

With 37 saves, including a jaw-dropping third-period denial of Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch, Braden Holtby was simply outstanding in backing the Washington Capitals to an even series with a 3-2 win of Wednesday’s Game 2.

May 31, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Tomas Nosek

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Tomas Nosek scored the first game-winning goal of his NHL career to help the Vegas Golden Knights open the Stanley Cup Final with a 6-4 victory in Monday night’s Game 1.

May 29, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Ovechkin

By: Nadia Vocaturo

A man on a mission, Alex Ovechkin helped send the Washington Capitals to their second Stanley Cup Final, and first in his 13-season tenure, with an early goal that stood as the game-winner in a 4-0 blanking of the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night.

May 24, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | T.J. Oshie

By: Nadia Vocaturo

With the Washington Capitals facing elimination, T.J. Oshie came through for his team with a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in a 3-0 victory that forced Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

May 22, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Tuch

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Alex Tuch scored his sixth goal of the postseason and earned the game's first star Sunday as he helped guide the Vegas Golden Knights to a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5, to win the series and reach the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural campaign.

May 21, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Ryan Callahan

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Ryan Callahan tallied the go-ahead goal while posting his first multi-point outing of the postseason to help the Tampa Bay Lightning take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Final as part of a 3-2 Game 5 win over the Washington Capitals Saturday night.

May 20, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Reilly Smith

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Reilly Smith buried the game-winner at 13:02 of the third period to move the Vegas Golden Knights within one win of the Stanley Cup Final after a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets Friday night.

May 19, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Andrei Vasilevskiy

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Andrei Vasilevskiy stole the show and another win on the road for the Tampa Bay Lightning with 36 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals to even the Eastern Conference Final Thursday.

May 18, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his 10th win of the postseason by making 33 saves in a 4-2 win for the Golden Knights to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Final.

May 17, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Victor Hedman

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs to extend his point streak (1-10–11) to eight games in a 4-2 Game 3 win over the Washington Capitals to cut their opponent’s Eastern Conference Final series lead in half.

May 16, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Jonathan Marchessault

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Jonathan Marchessault scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in Monday's 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets to even the Western Conference Final to one game apiece. 

May 15, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | John Carlson

By: Nadia Vocaturo

John Carlson picked up a pair of assists for his 11th this postseason, to lead all defencemen in the category, while helping the Washington Capitals to a 6-2 victory in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night.

May 14, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Mark Scheifele

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Mark Scheifele scored his league-best 12th goal of the postseason, as part of his eighth multi-point effort, to help the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday night.

May 13, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Alex Ovechkin

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Alex Ovechkin helped the Washington Capitals start their Eastern Conference Final on the right foot with a goal and an assist in a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night.

May 12, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Paul Stastny

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Paul Stastny posted a three-point night Thursday, which included the series-clinching goal in a 5-1 win that sent the Winnipeg Jets to the first Western Conference Final in franchise history.

May 11, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Evgeny Kuznetsov

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 5:27 into overtime, assisted by a takeaway from Alex Ovechkin, which sent No 92 on a breakaway to propel the Washington Capitals to their first Eastern Conference Final since 1998 a 2-1 win over their rival Pittsburgh Penguins Monday Night.

May 8, 2018

Playoff Performer of the Night | Marc-Andre Fleury

By: Nadia Vocaturo

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves to turn in his fourth shutout of the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs, guiding the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-0 series-clinching win over the San Jose Sharks Sunday night.

May 7, 2018