Capitals Find Balanced Scoring Through First Two Wins of 2021 Season
Very first 8 Caps goals throughout 2021 season program well balanced scoring originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
New Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette’s start behind the bench saw 7 different objective scorers net the team’s first 8 objectives to start the 2021 season. To make that happily unexpected figure much more startling: Alex Ovechkin hasn’t even taken part on the fun yet.
Jakub Vrana is the lone player to notch numerous objectives during Washington’s back-to-back games against the Sabres. Vrana capitalized off a costly protective turnover to score in-tight on Thursday prior to when again scoring a well-placed shot in stride on the break to open the Capitals’ scoring on Friday.
Strangely enough, Vrana was once again the only skater to produce several objectives through Washington’s very first 2 contests last season. Washington netted five times in their opening two wins during the 2019-20 campaign, as opposed to eight times through 2 games in 2021.
Nicklas Backstrom scored the Caps’ very first goal of the 2021 season before T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, and Garnet Hathaway participated on the enjoyable. Defenseman Brenden Dillon even scored his very first objective as a Capital on Thursday night before ending up being just the 3rd undrafted defenseman in NHL history to appear in 600 games on Friday night.
In Washington’s 2-1 win versus Buffalo on Saturday night, Tom Wilson notched his first of the season after some great forechecking. Wilson called his own number and gunned the puck to the very same location that Vrana handled to score with, right over Buffalo goaltender Linus Ullmark’s right shoulder.
While Buffalo’s defensive and goaltending skill were always in concern heading into the 2021 project, it’s still outstanding the method in which Laviolette’s offense has all participated in on the fun.