Breakthrough! Conor Sheary Scores First Goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sets Record For the Fastest Playoff Goal in A Period In Franchise History

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.

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.

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. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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