Washington Capitals winger Mikhail Grabowski will be honoured on Saturday in the Lady byng Trophy voting for his performance in the Capitals’ last-second comeback victory over the New York Rangers at Verizon Center.
Grabowski scored two goals in the final 10 seconds of regulation and added two assists in a 5-2 shootout victory.
Grabovskys first goal of the season, a wrister that beat Rangers goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, was the winning goal in overtime.
The Capitals were able to score the winning powerplay goal in the second period.
Grabovicks goals in overtime and the shootout were the two assists that tied the game at one apiece.
He finished the game with a plus-3 rating and was +5 with an assist in six games.
The Lady Byne Trophy, presented by Verizon, was presented to the NHL’s top goal scorer and recipient of the Hart Trophy.
“I am very proud to receive the award and it will be a great honour for me,” Grabowski said.
“This is a special award given to the players and coaches that deserve it and I am really looking forward to taking home this honor.
The award goes to players and fans who make the playoffs.
The goalies deserve it as well.”
Grabowski played the last 22 games of the regular season and finished the regular-season with a minus-3 plus/minus rating.
Grabou was recalled by the Capitals on Oct. 11 after being sidelined since Oct. 12 with a broken finger.
Grabowis return to the lineup on Saturday will be in his first game with the Capitals since Oct.-Nov. 2017 when he was injured and missed the final six games of that campaign.
The 29-year-old Grabowski has scored one goal and two assists this season.
He has a plus/plus rating of plus-6 and a minus rating of minus-7.
He played in only 23 games in 2017-18 after having his contract purchased from the Rangers last June.
Graboys best NHL season came with Washington, recording 16 goals and 26 assists for 63 points in 66 games.
He earned the Norris Trophy as the NHL player of the year in 2015-16 and has appeared in every NHL playoff game for Washington since then.
Grabowsky has one assist in seven career playoff games for Washington.
“Mikhail is one of the best goal scorers in the League and he’s a special player,” Capitals President of Hockey Operations Troy Brouwer said.
“(The Lady Bynes) is always going to be a huge honor for him and he deserves it.”
Grabow was selected first overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
He made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh in 2013-14 and had two seasons with Pittsburgh before he signed with the New Jersey Devils in 2018.