Capitals’ Fourth-Line Fury: Dowd Scores; Hathaway, Panik Assist & Extend Point Streaks in Saturday’s Matinee Against Penguins

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The Washington Capitalsfourth-line continues to stay hot: center Nic Dowd scored the opening goal in Saturday’s matinee against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. Forwards Garnet Hathaway and Richard Panik had the helpers and have each extended their respective point streaks.

Dowd got his visiting team on the board with an early goal at the 1:52 mark of the first frame. It would mark his 6th goal of the season.

This is Hathaway’s third consecutive game with a point (2g, 1a) after picking up the primary assist. Panik had the secondary assist.

After a 2-0 lead thanks to center Nicklas Backstrom, Panik would later score a late first-period goal, extending the Capitals’ lead to 3-0. Defenseman Nick Jensen and Dowd had the assists.

This is Panik’s second consecutive multi-point game. He now has points in four straight games (2g, 4a).

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Capitals’ Fourth-Line Fury: Dowd Scores; Hathaway, Panik Assist & Extend Point Streaks in Saturday’s Matinee Against Penguins

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    So it’s time to play “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon in Nic Dowd’s honor.

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