After Leaving With Injury in Friday’s Loss to Pittsburgh, Capitals’ Martin Fehervary Nets Third Goal of the Season vs. Sabres

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Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary had a questionable status heading into Saturday’s clash against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. After an injury in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Capital One Arena, the 22-year-old took part in pre-game warmups to see if he felt strong enough to draw into the lineup.

It was a good sign seeing Fehervary on the ice at puck drop, but it got even better as he scored his third goal of the season minutes into the third period. He tied the game 2-2 at the 5:41 mark. Captain Alex Ovechkin and center Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted.

It marked his third goal thus far.

Ovechkin recorded the primary assist on the goal, which is his fifth assist in his last three games and is now on pace for 70 assists this season.

As mentioned, Fehervary was considered to be a game-time decision leading up to tonight. He left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury after getting clipped high from a hit by Penguins forward Brock McGinn.

The incident occurred roughly midway through the second period. Fehervary headed immediately to the locker room and would not return for the remainder of the period.

There was no penalty on the play and the NHL’s Department of Player Safety did not discipline McGinn.

By Della Young

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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 X: @dellayoung
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