Nick Bonino of the Pittsburgh Penguins is once again delivering his playoff magic. On Thursday evening, Bonino of Hartford, Connecticut, scored the game winning goal with 7:24 left in the third period as the Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in game one of the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
It was Bonino's sixth career game winning goal in the National Hockey League postseason. It was also his first postseason game winning goal since the Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in game one of the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals. The goal scored by Bonino a year ago will go down in hockey history as one of the very best broadcasting calls for a goal ever. Harnarayan Singh of Hockey Night in Canada in Punjabi bellowed "Bonino, Bonino, Bonino, Bonino, Bonino" like a South American soccer announcer, and the play-by-play call simply went viral. Forever Singh and Bonino will be linked.
The Capitals and Penguins will play in primetime on Saturday evening, with the game being shown on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. It is a must win for the Capitals as they obviously do not want to go down two games to none in their best out of seven series.