Travis Boyd Scores First NHL Goal in Capitals’ Shutout of Blue Jackets

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While Braden Holtby may get most of the attention in the Caps’ 4-0 whitewashing of the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was Travis Boyd’s first NHL goal that was one of the keys to an all-around perfect game for the Capitals on their road trip.

Boyd, who played in eight games last season (recording one assist), had yet to score his first NHL marker, finally doing so on a beautiful feed from captain Alex Ovechkin in the third period of Saturday night’s contest:

Boyd also recorded one assist in the 4-0 win, giving him eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 13 games played this season, and five points (one goal, four assists) in his last six games played. After missing the start of the 2018-19 season due to an injury, the former sixth-round pick has done an admirable job in somewhat of a platoon role with Nic Dowd at the fourth-line center position, in addition to his time on the wing. Boyd’s versatility has been valuable for Head Coach Todd Reirden this season, one in which the team has been without key players in Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, and T.J. Oshie at various times.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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3 Responses to Travis Boyd Scores First NHL Goal in Capitals’ Shutout of Blue Jackets

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    So much for the “selfish Russian” narrative about Ovi which we Caps fans all know is bogus!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Boyd is here to stay. Give him a few more games

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