The 2021-22 regular season saw the Washington Capitals give rookie defenseman Martin Fehervary an opportunity to become a regular in the lineup on the blueline. The former second-round pick (2018) has made the most of that opportunity, and during the Capitals’ Tuesday night tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers, he once again showed why.
With the Capitals leading the Flyers 2-1, Fehervary took a pass from Center Nic Dowd and weaved his way past Philly defender Ronnie Attard, and backhanded the puck through the pads of Carter Hart for his eighth goal of the season; Garnet Hathaway was also credited with an assist.
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The goal marks Fehervary’s third goal in his past four games, and continues an impressive rookie campaign for the Bratislava, Slovakia native, in which he has scored eight goals and recorded seven assists in 69 games this season. He becomes the sixth rookie blueliner in franchise history to reach the eight-goal mark.
Martin Fehervary gives the Caps a 3-1 lead with his eighth goal of the season and his third goal in his last four games. He’s the sixth rookie defenseman in franchise history to score eight goals in a season.
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Fehervary has been affectionately referred to as “Shots of Martini” or “Martini Shot” by captain Alex Ovechkin during the team’s famous pre-game routines.
The Capitals ended the first period up 3-1.
By Michael Fleetwood