Capitals’ Nic Dowd Scores Back-to-Back Goals Eleven Seconds Apart Vs. Red Wings

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After missing Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury, Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd returned to the lineup and lit the lamp twice during Monday’s clash with the Detroit Red Wings at Capital One Arena.

Dowd’s first goal of the night got the Capitals on the board, 2-1, at the 15:35 mark of the second period. Captain Alex Ovechkin (16) and right-wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (3) assisted.

Still on the same shift, he would score again just eleven seconds later to tie it at 2. Defensemen Nick Jensen (13) and Erik Gustafson had the helpers. Gustafsson’s 14 points this season are tied with Jensen for the second-most among Washington defensemen.

The two goals created a much-needed spark for the team and for the fans after the Capitals were trailing 2-0 heading into the middle frame.

Dowd’s two goals, which marked his sixth and seventh of the season respectively, were the fastest back-to-back goals scored by one Washington player this season. It also marked the second-fastest back-to-back goals scored by one player in franchise history (Stephen Leach, 10 seconds, 11/23/90 vs. PIT).

Additionally, Ovechkin recorded his 16th assist of the season on Dowd’s first goal, passing Bobby Orr (645) for the 70th-most assists in NHL history.

By Della Young

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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 X: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Capitals’ Nic Dowd Scores Back-to-Back Goals Eleven Seconds Apart Vs. Red Wings

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    “A man walks down the street
    He says, “Why am I soft in the middle, now?
    Why am I soft in the middle?
    The rest of my life is so hard
    I need a photo-opportunity
    I want a shot at redemption
    Don’t want to end up a cartoon
    In a cartoon graveyard”
    Bonedigger, Bonedigger
    Dogs in the moonlight
    Far away in my well-lit door
    Mr. Beerbelly, Beerbelly
    Get these mutts away from me
    You know, I don’t find this stuff amusing anymore

    “If you’ll be my bodyguard
    I can be your long lost pal
    I can call you Betty
    And Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al”

    And play it again.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dowder was possessed last night.

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