Capitals’ Connor McMichael, Beck Malenstyn Score Goals Eleven Seconds Apart, Malenstyn Nets First NHL Goal vs. Panthers

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The Washington Capitals’ rookies have had a phenomenal start to the 2021-22 season thus far. It continued Tuesday night as the team clashed with the Florida Panthers at FLA Live Arena. Center Connor McMichael opened the scoring with his third goal and eleven seconds later, forward Beck Malenstyn scored his first career goal.

McMichael gave the Capitals’ an early 1-0 lead 5:52 into the first period. Defenseman Nick Jensen assisted.

McMichael has recorded eight points (3g, 5a) in 21 games this season.

Eleven seconds later, Malenstyn extended the Captials’ lead, 2-0, with his first NHL goal. Forward Brett Leason and defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk had the helpers.

Leason earned the primary assist on Malenstyn’s goal, which is his second of the season. Capitals rookies have combined for 25 points this season.

Additionally, Malenstyn became the seventh different Capitals rookie this season to score his first career goal.

Washington scored two goals in a span of 11 seconds or less for the 19th time in franchise and second this season (Nov. 11 at DET). Two other teams have scored twice in that span or less this season: Edmonton (0:08 on Nov. 14), Tampa Bay (0:10 on Oct. 26) and Montreal (0:11 on Nov. 27).

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Capitals’ Connor McMichael, Beck Malenstyn Score Goals Eleven Seconds Apart, Malenstyn Nets First NHL Goal vs. Panthers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done, Beck. Forget about late penalty. Team gave up 5 goals, not just yours.

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