The Latvian forward spent 14 minutes and 11 seconds on the ice, recording one power play, one blocked shot, won nine of 14 shots, and finished the game with a +1 efficiency rating.
The balance of the game was opened in the second minute by “Capitals” player Nick Dauda, but ten minutes later Conor Garland equalized the result.
In the second period, Alexander Ovechkin led the Washington team again, and Nils Hoglander equalized. The regular time ended with the result 2:2, but Jonathan Tanner Miller won the “Canucks” victory in extra time.
The unit represented by Blüger is in the leading position in the NHL Western Conference with 76 points accumulated in 53 games. The next match is on Tuesday, when the Canucks will visit the Chicago Blackhawks.