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Forward Anthony Mantha became the first player in Washington Capitals history to score in each of his first four games with the team against the Boston Bruins on Sunday.
The 26-year-old ripped one to the blocker-side of Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask from the high right dot after getting the puck from defenseman Dmitry Orlov at the top to give the Capitals a 3-2 lead on the power play 4:54 into the second period.
Mantha extended his goal-scoring streak to five games dating back to his last game with the Detroit Red Wings before being traded on Monday. He has tallied five goals and six points over that stretch. Mantha has 15 goals and 26 points in 46 games this season.
He is also now one goal shy of 100 of his career and two points shy of 200.
The Capitals dealt forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik in addition to a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick to the Red Wings to get Mantha on Monday.
Momma there goes that Man(tha)! pic.twitter.com/8wAPcWu0ke
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 18, 2021
By Harrison Brown