Columbus Blue Jackets forward Michael Chaput‘s first NHL goal could have been a memorable one, but the Washington Capitals had other ideas as they came back to defeat the Blue Jackets in overtime, 5-4.
With the scored tied at three in the third period and the Blue Jackets’ fourth line working in the Capitals zone, Columbus forward Matt Calvert fired a shot towards the net from a bad angle that deflected off of linemate Jared Boll directly in front of Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby. The puck caromed to the left of the Capitals’ net, right onto the stick of Chaput who lifted the first of his career into the net to give the Blue Jackets a short-lived 4-3 lead.
Originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010, Chaput was then dealt to the Blue Jackets in the 2011 deal that had sent Tom Sestito to the Flyers. Chaput spent most of his first two pro seasons playing for the AHL‘s Springfield Falcons, producing 77 points (32G, 45A) in 128 games.
I have to say, it was fun to see how excited Michael Chaput was for his first NHL goal! That has to be an awesome feeling. -Kristine
— FOX Sports OH Girls (@FSOhioGirls) December 19, 2014
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