When the Capitals signed forward Brendan Leipsic to a one-year contract in free agency this past summer, they did so with the hope the former third-round pick of the Nashville Predators could add a new dynamic to their bottom-six forward group. Already a regular in the lineup heading into Friday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, Leipsic scored his first goal as a member of the Capitals in the first period against Buffalo.
With the Capitals already up 3-0 in the first period, Leipsic scored his first marker in a Washington sweater at the 10:44 mark of the first period, on a beautiful feed from Travis Boyd, with Radko Gudas credited with the secondary assist.
OMG ANOTHER GOAL ARE YOU KEEPING UP?? Welcome to the scoring club, Brendan! pic.twitter.com/dlDefoBC7E
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 1, 2019
Already with four assists on the season (including one earlier in the first period on a goal by Chandler Stephenson), Leipsic added his first goal of the season, giving him five points with the rest of the game against Buffalo to play. In 62 games played with the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings last season, Leipsiv recorded a career-high 23 points (seven goals, 16 assists).
By Michael Fleetwood