On the Board: Matt Irwin Scores His First Goal As A Capital, First Since December 2018

With a commanding 5-1 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night, defenseman Matt Irwin scored his first goal as a member of the Washington Capitals to pad the lead by five.

Irwin, who was signed to a one-year, two-way contract in July 2021, scored his first goal at the 3:31 mark of the third period, extending the Capitals the lead to 6-1.

The goal marks Irwin’s first as a member of the Capitals

Additionally, the goal is his first since December 6, 2018, when he was a member of the Nashville Predators.

Capitals bench boss Peter Laviolette was asked after the game about Irwin’s goal and what that meant for him and the team.

“It’s never easy in ‘Matty I’s’ role. He comes to work every day and he works his tail off. He doesn’t get the call for two weeks, three weeks, whatever it might be, and all of sudden you find yourself in a lineup. I thought he played a fantastic game. So for him to contribute inside of the game like tonight was awesome. Guys really respond to that. They’re pulling for him.”

It’s been a pretty busy 36 hours for Matt and the Irwin family. His wife, Chantel, gave birth  on Monday to a baby girl, Lennon Elizabeth.

By Michael Fleetwood

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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3 Responses to On the Board: Matt Irwin Scores His First Goal As A Capital, First Since December 2018

  1. Anonymous says:

    Matty I’s! And a new baby yesterday! Pretty good.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Irwin’s goal song 😂 You sexy thing by Hot Chocolate.

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