Walking On Sunshine: Sonny Milano Scores First Goal With Capitals; Carlson Records 600th Career Point

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Despite it raining in the DMV Friday, it’s Sonny at Capital One Arena. New Washington Capitals left wing Sonny Milano scored his first goal with the team since being signed to a one-year deal on October 16. Additionally, defenseman John Carlson recorded his 600th career point on the play as the team clashed with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

At the end of a five-minute penalty kill, Milano (1) scored on a breakaway and extended the Capitals’ lead to 2-0 at the 7:03 mark in the second period. Carlson (5) assisted.

Milano now has two points (1g, 1a) in four games with the Capitals since being recalled on November 2 from the AHL’s Hershey Bears. As mentioned, Washington signed him in mid-October and after clearing waivers, he reported to Hershey. On October 21, the 26-year-old recorded a point in his Bears debut and the following day scored his first goal as a member of the Chocolate and White.

Tonight’s goal marked a major milestone for Carlson, whose assist marked his 600th career point. With the assist, Carlson also passes Michal Pivonka (599) for the fifth-most points in franchise history. This was also his first game back since suffering a lower-body injury on October 29.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Walking On Sunshine: Sonny Milano Scores First Goal With Capitals; Carlson Records 600th Career Point

  1. Anonymous says:

    Welcome Sonny!

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