A Dowd Dart: Nic Dowd Matches Career-High in Goals In Sunday Night Tilt Against the Boston Bruins

Washington Capitals Center Nic Dowd has evolved his game during the 2020-21 season to become the team’s leading faceoff man entering the team’s Sunday night tilt against the Boston Bruins. And while he may not blow opponents away offensively, the St. Cloud State product is capable of chipping in every now and then. The second period of the matchup in Beantown, the Capitals’ fourth-line managed to do just that thanks to Dowd.

With the Caps already up 4-0 over the host Bruins, Dowd entered the offensive zone and fired a wicked wrist shot through the Bruins’ defense, to give the visiting Capitals a 5-0 cushion, assisted by Carl Hagelin.

The goal was Dowd’s eighth of the 2020-21 season, matching his career-high in goals set during his first season with the Capitals in 2018-19, in 64 Games Played. Dowd has scored his eight goals in 2020-21 in just 42 games.

Hagelin’s assist marked his second of the game and second multi-assist game of the season.

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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