Capitals’ Connor McMichael Scores First Career NHL Goal To Tie Game In Third Period vs. Panthers

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Center Connor McMichael scored the first goal of his NHL career in the third period of the Washington Capitals’ game against the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena on Thursday night.

After left-wing Alex Ovechkin threw the puck towards the Panthers’ net behind the goal-line to create havoc, it came to McMichael’s stick on the right side while he was lost in coverage 6:56 into the third. The goal tied the game after the Capitals were down 2-0 and 4-1 to the Panthers in the second period.

Capitals left-wing Brett Leason, who scored his first career NHL goal in Monday’s 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, earned his first assist with a secondary helper on the play.

McMichael, who became the fourth rookie on the Capitals to score his first career goal through 10 games this campaign (center Hendrix Lapierre, defenseman Martin Fehervary, Leason) has earned one goal and three points in eight games this season.

McMichael was taken 25th overall in the 2019 NHL Draft by the Capitals.

By Harrison Brown

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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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1 Response to Capitals’ Connor McMichael Scores First Career NHL Goal To Tie Game In Third Period vs. Panthers

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    He was knocking on the door in every game he’s played. It was a matter of time. Hopefully they come in bunches now.

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