In Thursday night’s win against the Philadelphia Flyers, Ilya Samsonov celebrated an offensive milestone.
In the final 30 seconds of the game, Samsonov recorded his first NHL point – a primary assist. With the Capitals hanging onto a 4-3 lead against the Flyers, Samsonov tapped the puck to Nic Dowd who scored an empty-net goal from 185 feet away in the Capitals’ defensive zone.
We hope someone grabbed him the puck!
What makes this even more fun is that Samsonov also recorded his first AHL point this year while making a conditioning start with the Hershey Bears.
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) February 18, 2021
Samsonov was credited with a secondary assist on Damien Riat’s first AHL goal on February 17th against the Binghamton Devils. Samsonov made a save and then the rebound popped out to Shane Gerisch who started the play down the ice.
Samsonov is now one of 32 goalies in Capitals franchise history who have recorded at least one point in their career.
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