Michal Kempny Scores Two Straight Goals in Third Period to Tie Canucks 5-5, Has First Multi-Goal Game

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After missing the first few games of the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny has been a welcome addition to the Washington blueline, with his all-around style of play adding a valuable dimension to the team’s game plan. In what is possibly his best game of the season, Kempny’s offensive abilities went on full display in Friday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, as the dynamic rearguard scored two straight goals to tie the game, 5-5.

With the Caps down 5-3 (after being down 5-2 through two periods), Kempny fired a blast from the point to bring the Capitals within one of tying the host Canucks at the 4:57 mark of the third period, with an assist from Carl Hagelin. The goal was Kempny’s second of the season (he scored his first in his return to the lineup), and gave him a point in all but one of his five games played this season.

Kempny then added the game-tying goal just over three minutes later, with another rocket from the point, with assists coming from Brendan Leipsic and Travis Boyd.

The goal gave the 29-year old defenseman the first multi-goal game of his NHL career.

Heading into the night, Kempny had scored one goal and recorded two assists in four games played, with a plus-2 rating.

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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1 Response to Michal Kempny Scores Two Straight Goals in Third Period to Tie Canucks 5-5, Has First Multi-Goal Game

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Godot, you were worth waiting for

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