Brendan Leipsic Scores First Goal As A Capital Against the Buffalo Sabres


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.

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

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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