When the Penguins took on the Capitals last week at PPG Paints Arena, the team was trailing early in the game and it took a comeback effort to pull off the victory.
Part of the victory that ended up being a key piece was Teddy Blueger’s 3-on-5 shorthanded goal that came during the 2nd period.
At the time, the Penguins were trailing 4-2 and the goal helped them get back within a goal.
Teddy Blueger's goal marks the first 5-on-3 shorthanded goal scored by Pittsburgh since Matt Cooke scored one on Feb. 18, 2012.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 20, 2021
Also, can we talk about that pass from Casey DeSmith? pic.twitter.com/Tv6znJO6P5
Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette was asked about the goal on a radio show.
On @JunksRadio, Peter Laviolette was asked about Casey DeSmith’s assist on Blueger’s 5-on-3 shorthanded goal in the Caps-Pens game last Tuesday.— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) January 25, 2021
“Pause for a second. I want to go throw up and then I’ll be back.”
Laviolette answered the question about the goal, saying “Pause for a second. I want to go throw up and then I’ll be back.”
If Laviolette was sick about the goal to get back within one, it must have made even more sick about Evgeni Malkin tying the game and then Sidney Crosby following that up with the game-winning goal in overtime.
The Penguins took both games of the series vs. the Capitals in overtime/the shootout before sweeping two games with the Rangers and are now off to Boston to face the Bruins.