Goal for Gudas: Radko Gudas Scores in First Game in A Capitals Sweater

Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

In a summer of changes to their lineup, the Capitals added defenseman Radko Gudas to their defensive corps, in a swap that saw longtime Capital Matt Niskanen head to the Philadelphia Flyers. As with many of the new additions, fans were eager to see what impact Gudas could have in replacing Niskanen.

In his first action donning a Capitals sweater, Gudas has already made a mark, this time on the scoresheet. In the second period of the Capitals’ second and his first preseason game, Gudas scored his first goal of the 2019-20 preseason, a goal that tied the Caps with the St. Louis Blues, 1-1.

Following a shot by Alex Ovechkin, who celebrated his 34th birthday yesterday, the puck squirted through to the left of Blues’ goaltender Jordan Binnington, where Gudas picked the puck up and fired it past Binnington to tie the game, 1-1. The goal, assisted by Ovechkin and 2019 second-round pick Brett Leason, came at the 7:15 mark of the second frame. In 77 games played with the Flyers last season, Gudas scored four goals.

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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2 Responses to Goal for Gudas: Radko Gudas Scores in First Game in A Capitals Sweater

  1. Pingback: Richard Panik Scores; Plugs PK Gap In Capitals 3-2 Win Over Blues | NoVa Caps

  2. jimallcaps says:

    Great first night for Gudas, laying out hits, getting a goal, and being positionally sound.

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