Aliaksei Protas Scores Second Career Goal, Continues Productive Offensive Stretch

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Since seeing a regular role open up in the Washington Capitals lineup, forward Aliaksei Protas has become a solid contributor on a nightly basis for Head Coach Peter Laviolette. During the Capitals’ Saturday night tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the 2019 third-round pick continued his productive stretch.

Protas scored his second career goal and second goal of the 2021-22 season at the 4:33 mark of the first period, assisted by defenseman Justin Schultz.

The goal gave Protas five points in 14 Games Played this season, and fifth in his last eight games played (two goals, three assists).

Through two periods of play, Protas had played 6:12 and recorded three shots on goal. Entering play against Columbus, Protas had averaged 13:11 of ice time a night.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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