WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Capitals got off to a red-hot start against the New Jersey Devils, and it involved some trickery courtesy of Craig Smith.
The 33-year-old told NBC Sports Washington’s Al Koken during his intermission interview that he saw a lot of open ice and Jack Hughes with the puck.
So, he figured in Game No. 82, he might as well roll the dice and try something: call for a pass.
“I called for it, I was wide open in the middle,” Smith smiled. “There was a lot of open ice int he middle there. Figured I’d give him a holler and see if he’d throw it over.”
Smith, the 98th overall pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, is the 12th player from his draft class to reach the 200-goal mark.