The Lobstah Strikes – Garnet Hathaway ‘Nets’ First Caps Goal

Posted October 5, 2019

(Caps Outsider)

New Cap Garnet Hathaway didn’t come to Washington with great fanfare, but fans knew his name after Saturday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Hathaway scored the first goal of the game in the first period. He and his linemates, Nic Dowd and Brendan Leipsic, weren’t just eating away minutes as some fourth lines do. They were skating hard and generating chances. T.J. Oshie said they were the only line to generate ‘anything.’ Late in the second, it appeared Hathaway put the Caps up 3-0 before the goal was called back, but the effort was noted by everyone.

Hathaway would end up playing 9:31, but Coach Todd Reirden said that the penalty situation in the game – both power-plays and short-handed situations, kept the fourth line from getting even more minutes.

Seen earlier at the game was a fan wearing a No. 21 jersey with ‘Lobstah’ on the back, and then I learned that Hathaway’s family owns a lobster processing plant in Maine, and the 27-year-old spent his summers selling them. Expect, at some point, a feature on Hathaway and his lobster-hawking past.