Capitals’ Brett Leason Scores First NHL Goal On Second Career Shot vs. Lightning

Washington Capitals center Brett Leason scored his first career NHL goal in his second game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Monday night.

After the puck rung around the boards and landed on defenseman Nick Jensen’s stick at the left point, Leason whipped it from out high and it deflected off of two Lightning backcheckers and past the glove of goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy just 1:13 in the first. The goal marked the earliest goal scored in a game by the Capitals this season.

He became the third rookie to score a goal for the Capitals in 2021-22 (center Hendrix Lapierre and defenseman Martin Fehervary), trailing only the Anaheim Ducks (four) for the most among all teams.

Leason’s linemate from junior, center Aliaksei Protas, made his NHL debut on Monday night and centered Leason’s line.

The 22-year-old was the 56th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft by the Capitals.

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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2 Responses to Capitals’ Brett Leason Scores First NHL Goal On Second Career Shot vs. Lightning

  1. Anonymous says:

    Leason is an impressive player, 6’-5” and agile.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hope to see Becks sometime

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