PLENTY of action in the first frame of this contest!
Just 12 seconds into the game, Joe Pavelski collected a shot from the point that hit a man and fell at his feet, tossing it past Braden Holtby to make it 1-0.
But the captain Alex Ovechkin answered right back, flipping a beauty of a skill flick into the net from just outside the crease, knotting it at 1-1.
Additional goals from Andre Burakovsky(!), T.J. Oshie(!), and San Jose’s Tomas Hertl put the score of this square dance at 3-2 after just twenty minutes.
Second period ahead...