Two in Period 2: Richard Panik Scores Second Goal of the Season, Conor Sheary Scores Another Against the Pittsburgh Penguins in A Productive Second Period

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Whenever the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins play against one another, every shift for each team is hard-fought and requires every goal scored to be earned. In Tuesday night’s Reverse Retro showdown at Capital One Arena, Capitals forward Richard Panik put this on full display when he scored his second goal of the season and Conor Sheary continued a dominant showing against his former club in a productive second period for Washington.

With the Capitals down 1-1 against the Penguins entering the second period of play, the Capitals broke out of their own zone with just over four minutes gone in the frame. Veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara sent a pass up-ice that Panik corralled entering the offensive zone. Making a step in on Penguins defender Mike Matheson, Panik went to the crease and put the puck past Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry for his second goal of the 2020-21 season; in addition to Chara, who was credited with the primary assist on the play, defenseman John Carlson was also credited with a helper. Panik’s tally made him the 14th different Capital to score the team’s first goal in 2020-21.

The second was a productive frame for the home Capitals, with former Pittsburgh Penguins notching his second goal of the season against his former club at the 13:18 mark of the period, assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Sheary’s goal marked his sixth overall against the Pens in eight games since leaving the team.

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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1 Response to Two in Period 2: Richard Panik Scores Second Goal of the Season, Conor Sheary Scores Another Against the Pittsburgh Penguins in A Productive Second Period

  1. Anonymous says:

    Role players seem to be coming up big so far this season. Much more than the vets, sans Backstrom.

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