Capitals Score Five Unanswered Goals in Second Period During Thursday’s Game Against Islanders

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Wow. Wow. Wow. The second period between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders Thursday night was a crazy one. After trailing 3-0 in the first period, the Capitals rallied back with the five unanswered goals in the middle frame and lead 4-3 after twenty minutes. Let’s recap!

Goal #1: Forward Conor Sheary

Sheary got the Capitals on the board 9:07 into the second period, scoring his first goal as a Capital. Defenseman John Carlson and Brenden Dillon assisted.

Goal #2: Sheary

Sheary scored his second goal of the night and of the season with a deflected shot 10:20 in, cutting the Islanders lead 3-2. He has 12 career multi-goal games. Defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Richard Panik had the helpers.

Goal #3: Forward Garnet Hathaway

Hathaway scored at the 11:11 mark, tying the game 3-3 with his second goal of the season. Forwards Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd assisted.

Goal #4: Carlson

The Capitals took a 4-3 lead 14:16 in thanks to Carlson on the power-play. It’s the first time this season that the Capitals have scored four goals in one period, and Carlson now has two straight multi-point games. Defenseman Justin Schultz and center Nicklas Backstrom assisted.

Goal #5: Chara

Big Z finally scored a goal as a member of the Capitals! Chara’s first goal of the season came at the 18:30 mark late in the second period. He extended the Capitals’ lead to 5-3. It marks Chara’s 206th career goal, the third-most goals among active defensemen (Shea Weber: 219; Brent Burns: 212). Schultz and center Michael Sgarbossa had the helpers.

The Capitals scored five goals in the second period, marking the team’s highest single-period goal total since January 18, 2020, when they scored five goals in the third period against the Islanders.

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 comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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