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Washington Capitals forward Conor Sheary has proven to be a smart signing by General Manager Brian MacLellan during the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season. During the Capitals’ April 11 tilt against the Boston Bruins, the hard-working forward recorded his second multi-goal game of the season with two goals during the first two periods of play.
Sheary’s first goal came at the 9:42 mark of the first period, on a beautiful passing sequence from Daniel Sprong and Dmitry Orlov.
The pass 😍 The finish 😍 pic.twitter.com/12WcyO7uik
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 11, 2021
Sheary’s second goal came during a goal-happy second period for the Caps, scoring the first of three more Capitals goals just 4:41 in, on assists from Tom Wilson and Jakub Vrana.
Shears is a man on a mission tonight! pic.twitter.com/aNSelNVZ5E
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 12, 2021
The goal was Sheary’s 10th of the 2020-21 season, and continued a consistent string of goal-scoring for the former Pittsburgh Penguin and Buffalo Sabre, marking his fifth consecutive campaign with 10 goals. The Winchester, Massachusetts native has a career-high of 23 goals, which came during his second NHL season with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17.
It marks Sheary’s 10th goal of the season. He has now recorded at least 10 goals in five straight seasons.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) April 12, 2021
By Michael Fleetwood