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With captain Alex Ovechkin out of the Washington Capitals’ lineup due to a personal family matter, and Aliaksei Protas attending to the birth of his first child, Herndon, Virginia native Joe Snively was recalled from the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears and inserted into the lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes.
With the Caps down 2-1 to the visiting ‘Canes, Snively notched his first goal of the 2022-23 regular season in the second period, tying the game at 2-2 apiece; Trevor van Riemsdyk recorded the assist on the player.
Joe Snively takes the beautiful outlet from Trevor van Riemsdyk and snipes one past Andersen, tying it at 2!#ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/nfZ77SNbUJ
— Hockey Daily 365 l NHL Highlights (@HockeyDaily365) February 15, 2023
Snively, who was waived to Hershey earlier this season after sitting as a healthy scratch for most of the season in Washington, recorded his second point of the night with the goal, having assisted on T.J. Oshie’s first period goal. His first goal of the season also marked his second multi-point game, his first coming just over a year ago on February 10, 2022.
Joe Snively scores his first goal of the season to tie the game 2-2. It’s Snively’s second point of the game (1g, 1a), marking his second career multi-point game (also Feb. 10, 2022 at Montreal: 2g, 1a).
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THAT’S OUR 😍SHBABE pic.twitter.com/WvEumj8OPs
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The first Virginia native to suit up for the Caps, Snively recorded seven points (4G, 3A) in 12 Games Played for the Capitals last season before an injury put an end to his season. In Hershey, Snively recorded five goals and eight points in 13 games with the Bears.
By Michael Fleetwood
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