The Washington Capitals headed into the third period of their crucial Game 5 contest against the Boston Bruins in desperate need of an offensive flame, outshooting the Bruins by a margin of 30-13 but down by a 2-0 score. It didn’t take long for the team to receive the spark they were seeking, as forward Conor Sheary scored his first goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs just 11 seconds into the frame.
Sheary’s marker came at the 11-second mark of the frame on assists from T.J. Oshie and Dmitry Orlov.
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The goal surpassed the previous franchise-record for fastest goal in a period of a Stanley Cup Playoff game set by Mike Gartner on April 8, 1987 against the New York Islanders. It was also the fastest goal the Capitals have scored this season.
Conor Sheary’s goal, scored 11 seconds into the third period, is the fastest goal scored in a period in a playoff game in franchise history (previously: Mike Gartner, 15 seconds into first period, April 8, 1987 vs. New York Islanders).
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By Michael Fleetwood