Ain’t No Dowd About It: Nic Dowd Scores First Goal of the 2021-22 Season, Nick Jensen Notches Eighth Career Multi-Point Game With Assist

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With the Washington Capitals already holding a 4-2 lead over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, Center Nic Dowd scored his first goal of the 2021-22 season to boost the team’s lead by three goals, with a little help from his former college teammate.

Just 39 seconds into the third period, Dowd potted home a rebound off Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper to score his first goal of the season; Nick Jensen and Carl Hagelin were credited with the assists on the play. The goal gave the Capitals a 5-2 lead at the time of the goal.

Dowd set a career-high in goals with 11 last season (56 games), and had a total of 26 goals with the Caps entering tonight’s contest. Jensen, who scored his first goal of the young campaign in the first period, picked up the primary assist on Dowd’s goal, giving him the eighth multi-point game of his NHL career. Dowd and Jensen were teammates at St. Cloud State University from 2010-2013.

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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