While it took a couple of games for him to make his 2021-22 debut, Washington Capitals rookie Center Connor McMichael has made the most of his time in game action. On Monday night against the Buffalo Sabres, the former first-round pick continued to do so with a goal in the second period.
With the Caps up 1-0, McMichael, who had entered the rush in place of the injured Nic Dowd, took a pass from defenseman Justin Schultz and fired the puck towards Buffalo goaltender Dustin Tokarski. A deflection off a Sabres defender gave the rookie forward his second goal of the season. Carl Hagelin also picked up an assist on the play.
Mikey on a hot streak! pic.twitter.com/IQkXrKtGtd
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The goal gave McMichael his third point in as many games (two goals, one assist).
Connor McMichael scores his second goal of the season and has now earned points in three straight games (2g, 1a).
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On the season, McMichael now has two goals and three assists for five points.
By Michael Fleetwood