A Pair of Points from No. 2: Justin Schultz Scores First Goal And Points As a Washington Capital

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When the Washington Capitals signed him to a two-year, $8 million contract in free agency this past offseason, the hope was that in addition to adding depth to a defensive corps that struggled a season prior, he would be able to bolster the team’s offensive contributions from the blueline. While it took him some time, the Capitals’ No. 2 did just that in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres, recording his first two points as a member of the team.

Schultz’ first point came at the 6:58 mark of the first period, when Schultz scored unassisted on Buffalo goaltender Linus Ullmark. The goal was Schultz’ 51st of his NHL career and his first in a Capitals sweater.

Schultz’ second point came on a primary assist to right wing T.J. Oshie, firing a shot from the point that was deflected by Oshie past Ullmark to give the Capitals a lead at the time on the power play.

Schultz’ career-high in points (in a full, 82-game season) came in 2016-17 with the Pittsburgh Penguins, during which he recorded 51 points (12 goals, 39 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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