Capitals Prospect Hendrix Lapierre Scores Two Goals In QMJHL Playoff Game

Washington Capitals forward prospect Hendrix Lapierre returned from his second injury absence since the beginning of April just in time for the start of the QMJHL playoffs this week. He recorded an assist in Game 1 of the Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s first-round series with the Halifax Mooseheads on Thursday night. Lapierre then followed that up with a pair of goals in Game 2 on Friday night.

Both of Lapierre’s goals on Friday night came in the third period as the Titan were trying to climb back into the game and their first round series with the Mooseheads. His first strike came at 4:03 of the final frame and cut the Mooseheads lead to 4-3. Lapierre did it all on his own, skating the length of the ice and ripping a laser from the top of the slot.

Lapierre’s second tally of the night came at the 15:00 mark of the third period, once again closing the gap to a single goal at 6-5. This time the tally was scored on the rush.

Unfortunately, the Mooseheads would hang on for the 6-5 win to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series. Game 3 is set for Monday in Halifax.

Injuries have been an issue for Lapierre since the beginning of April. He missed six games after he sustained a lower body injury on April 1. He then missed another four games after sustaining a lower body injury on April 21.

For the regular season, Lapierre had 21 goals and 30 assists in just 40 games played in the QMJHL. He finished the regular season with 1.28 points per game average, good enough for 21st overall in the QMJHL, and 4th-best on the Titan roster.

Lapierre has two goals and an assist in his first two postseason games.

You can read more on Lapierre’s season or get caught up on all the Capitals prospects on our “Prospects” page in the top menu.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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1 Response to Capitals Prospect Hendrix Lapierre Scores Two Goals In QMJHL Playoff Game

  1. Anonymous says:

    The kid needs to stay healthy and play games. 40 games is not enough preparation for an AHL season.

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