No need to Panik! Washington Capitals forward Richard Panik got his team on the board and scored his first career playoff goal during the second period of Monday’s round-robin opener at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
After trailing 2-0, the Capitals would get their first goal of the day by Panik 17:24 into the middle frame. Defenseman Radko Gudas and center Lars Eller assisted.
Knock knock it’s Panik at the door! pic.twitter.com/EMB2AVtRND
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) August 3, 2020
It marked Panik’s first career playoff goal. He posted 20 points (7 goals) in 36 games during the regular season.
Richard Panik cuts Tampa’s lead to 2-1. From Dec. 14 to the conclusion of the season this year, Panik recorded 20 points (7g, 13a) in 36 games. All 20 of his points came at even strength, which was tied for 69th in the NHL.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) August 3, 2020
By Della Young