It didn’t take long. After the Capitals killed an opening power play by the Bruins, the Capitals quickly responded with a goal from Herndon, Virginia native Joe Snively, giving the Capitals their first goal of the preseason.
Snively would collect the puck in front of the net and finish while falling to the ice to give the Capitals an early 1-0 lead over the Bruins.
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The goal came at 4:15 into the contest. Defenseman Martin Has and center Hendrix Lapierre had the assists. Both Has and Lapierre were playing in their first career preseason game for the Capitals.
Snively is a 25-year-old left-handed winger who played for Yale prior to graduating in the spring of 2019. The Herndon, Virginia native was never drafted but signed a two-year contract with the Capsitals in 2019 for $925,000 per year on March 18, 2019. The Capitals re-signed Snively to a one-year two-way contract extension on June 3, 2021.
Snively recorded six goals and 11 assists in 30 games played during the 2020-21 season for the Hershey Bears.
Snively said during a second intermission interview that his family and a few of his friends were in the stands for the game.
By Jon Sorensen