Top Shelf Goal and 100 Apples! Conor Sheary Scores Against Pittsburgh Penguins on Richard Panik’s 100th Career Assist

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When the Washington Capitals signed forward Conor Sheary in the offseason, they did so with the hope that he could provide some depth and secondary scoring to their bottom-six forward group. On Tuesday night, the former Pittsburgh Penguin did just that against his former club, scoring his third goal of the 2020-21 season on linemate Richard Panik’s 100th career assist.

The goal came at the 4:52 mark of the second period and gave the visiting Capitals a 1-0 lead early over the Penguins. The goal was Sheary’s third of the season and was assisted by Panik and Nick Jensen, whose solid play in the corner led to the eventual goal.

The goal also marked Sheary’s fifth in seven games against his former club, with whom he played for between 2015-19.

Panik’s primary assist was his third on the 2020-21 season and the 100th of his NHL career.

The Caps entered the second intermission ahead 2-0 thanks to another goal from Jakub Vrana.

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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