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Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler had played in 43 NHL games prior to the Caps’ Saturday night contest against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena. The former second-round pick (57th overall in 2015) had earned a regular role in the the Washington lineup, but had yet to record his first NHL goal. On Saturday night, Siegenthaler was finally rewarded with his first career marker.
The goal came at the 15:32 mark of the second period, coming on an assist from forward Travis Boyd. The goal gave the Caps a 3-1 lead, and his goal was answered just a few minutes later by Vegas’ Reilly Smith, who scored his 10th of the season to bring the visitors to within one of the host Capitals.
Welcome to the club, Siegs! pic.twitter.com/X6qIO6ZGoi
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 10, 2019
The goal was Siegenthaler’s first in his short NHL career, and gave him three points on the season. Heading into the game against Vegas, Siegenthaler had six assists in his career, with a plus-6 rating. The goal came on the one-year anniversary of his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
By Michael Fleetwood