Nic Dowd Scores First Playoffs Penalty Shot in Caps History

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Posted April 20, 2019

(Caps Outsider)

Nic Dowd scored the fifth goal of the game Saturday, doing a Matt-Hendricks-like leg kick and scoring on Carolina goaltender Petr Mrazek.

According to the Caps, it was the first successful penalty shot in team history during the playoffs, on four total attempts. The last penalty shot they had was by Joe Juneau on April 24, 1996.

The complete list:

  • 4/14/1985 Bob Carpenter missed on a shot against the Islanders’ Billy Smith in a 6-2 loss in N.Y.
  • 5/10/1995 Michal Pivonka missed on a shot against the Penguins’ Tom Barrasso in a 6-2 win
  • 4/24/1996 Joe Juneau missed on a shot against Ken Wregget in a 2-3 quadriple OT loss against Pittsburgh
  • 4/20/2019 Nic Dowd scores on a Petr Mrazek in a 6-0 win