Dilly, Dilly, What A Goal! Brenden Dillon Scores First Goal, Conor Sheary Records First Assist As Members of the Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon at the NHL’s Trade Deadline last season, the longtime San Jose Shark had just 10 regular season games in to adjust to new teammates and city, and an early first round playoff exit ended the veteran blueliner’s season on a sour note. After re-signing with the Caps in the offseason, Dillon wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet in the 2020-21 season, scoring a goal against the Buffalo Sabres.

With the Capitals already up 3-1 against the Sabres in their first game played under new Head Coach Peter Laviolette, Dillon took the puck close to the point and blasted a shot through traffic, which found its way untouched past Buffalo goaltender Carter Hutton. The goal extended the Caps’ lead to 4-1.

The goal was Dillon’s first in a Capitals sweater and his first in 11 regular season games of play.

Capitals Center Lars Eller and new forward Conor Sheary both recorded assists on the marker. It marks the first point for Sheary, who was signed as a free agent during the offseason, in a Washington sweater as well.

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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