With the Capitals trailing 4-2 in the 2nd period, Richard Panik leveled Karl Alzner and earned a five-minute major for boarding.
Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 6-5 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night at Verizon Center.
Nate Schmidt made his NHL debut this year thanks to an injury to veteran John Erskine, and on Saturday night scored his first career goal.
It took Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner 148 games at Verizon Center before he scored a goal in front of his home fans. He didn’t want rookie Nate Schmidt to wait as long.