Kevin Shattenkirk of New Rochelle, New York notched his first career postseason game winning goal of his career on Monday. Shattenkirk scored on the power play from Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov at 3:13 of overtime on the power play to help the Washington Capitals win their first game of their second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. The Penguins still lead their best out of seven series in the 2017 National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs two games to one.
Shattenkirk has played in 56 playoff games and on Monday scored his fifth career playoff goal. He also has 27 assists for 32 points. In the regular season, Shattenkirk was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Capitals on February 27, 2017. He had 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points.
Capitals fans have reason to be concerned a little bit though with Shattenkirk's defense throughout his career in the playoffs. He is a career -17 and is -6 in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Capitals meanwhile have a 2017 postseason record of only five wins and four losses after having a winning percentage of .720. The Capitals also have a team for and against of -2 in the playoffs after being +81 in the regular season. The Minnesota Wild, who were eliminated in the first round by the St. Louis Blues, had the next best for and against during the regular season at +58.