Rally in the Second! Anthony Mantha Scores the First Goal of the Capitals’ 2022-23 Season On Assist From Dylan Strome, Conor Sheary Nets First Goal of Season to Pull Caps Within One

Washington Capitals

Finding themselves in a 3-0 bind in their season-opening game against the Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals finally found themselves back in the game thanks to the skill of Anthony Mantha, offseason acquisition Dylan Strome, and Conor Sheary.

Finding themselves on an odd-man rush into the offensive zone, some creative stick work by Strome led to Mantha finding a wide-open Boston net, easily potting his and the Caps’ first goal of the season to cut the deficit to 3-1; defenseman Erik Gustafsson recorded the secondary assist.

Strome was signed by the Capitals to a one-year, $3.5 million deal after not being tendered a qualifying offer by the Chicago Blackhawks. The 25-year old, former third overall pick impressed during the Capitals’ preseason games, and started the season as the Caps’ second-line center. On the same play, both Strome and Gustafsson recorded their first points as Capitals.

Just over five minutes later, Sheary scored his first goal of the 2022-23 campaign on another odd-man rush, this time on an assist from Nic Dowd. Sheary has taken the place of Carl Hagelin on the fourth-line and in his time in Washington, has been among the team’s most prolific contributors.

The Caps and Bruins ended 40 minutes of play equal in Shots on Goal, 22-22.

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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1 Response to Rally in the Second! Anthony Mantha Scores the First Goal of the Capitals’ 2022-23 Season On Assist From Dylan Strome, Conor Sheary Nets First Goal of Season to Pull Caps Within One

  1. Like what I’ve seen from Strome so far! Hope Brown can get a few good looks in the third!

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