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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.
MOAR GOALS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/obBSZ4MUsw
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 20, 2021
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.
Nick Jensen picked up the primary assist on Dowd’s goal, his eighth career multi-point game. Carl Hagelin picked up the secondary assist for his first point of the season.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 20, 2021
By Michael Fleetwood