That Didn’t Take Long! Anthony Records First Point, Scores First Goal In Capitals Debut

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April 13 has proven to be an eventful day for new Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha. Acquired by the team at the NHL Trade Deadline in a significant package, the former Detroit Red Wing met with the media after morning skate, in which he expressed a desire to “score a lot of goals” with new linemates T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom. The same day, he did just that, recording his first point and goal as a member of the Capitals against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Mantha’s first point came on an assist that came on a power play goal by right wing Tom Wilson at the 11:32 mark of the first period at Capital One Arena.

The assist also marked Mantha’s 100th career helper.

Mantha’s first goal as a Capital came in the middle frame, the only tally in the second period, on assists from Oshie and Backstrom.

The goal was Mantha’s 12th of the 2020-21 season and made him the 49th player in Capitals franchise history to score in his debut with 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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