The Washington Capitals‘ Anthony Mantha’s scoring had gone dormant in April, recording no goals and just three assists in his last eight games. But that all quickly came to an end in the second period of Saturday night’s tilt with the Canadiens in Montreal. Mantha would pot two quick tallies in the span of 34 seconds to put an end to the dry spell.
Mantha’s first strike came at 8:03 of the second period. He was assisted by Dmitry Orlov (21) and Lars Eller (17). The goal games the Capitals a 2-1 lead.
34 seconds later Mantha would strike again. This time Lars Eller would lead Mantha into the offensive zone for a one-on-one breakaway.
The goals were Mantha’s 8th and 9th of the season. Both were scored during four-on-four play.
The two goals are the fastest back-to-back goals by a Capital this season (34 seconds), besting Evgeny Kuznetsov’s goals 43 seconds apart on March 11 against the Vancouver Canucks.
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Mantha also had an assist on Nic Dowd’s opening goal of the game. Mantha now has nine goals and 11 assists in 27 games played so far this season.
By Jon Sorensen