Jonas Siegenthaler Scores First Career Goal, Gets Shaving Cream in Face

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Posted November 9, 2019

Siegenthaler. (Caps Outsider)

Caps defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler scored his first career goal Saturday on the one-year anniversary of his first game in the NHL.

In his 44th career game, Siegenthaler put the Caps up 3-1 in the second period with a shot on Marc-Andre Fleury, with an assist to Travis Boyd. The Caps beat Vegas, 5-2.

“That was really a big goal for us. He’s doing the right things, he’s supporting the rush like he’s supposed to, and sometimes you’re going to get those opportunities, and it’s always fun to watch a guy score his first NHL goal,” Coach Todd Reirden said. “That was exciting and it was actually a really big point in the game. Meaningful goal at the time and happy for him.”

Siegenthaler said the biggest difference in his game this season is that he’s played in all 18 of them, after playing in just 26 games all of last season. Brendan Leipsic picked up the puck for him. After the games, Siegenthaler got the Nats helmet and a shaving cream pie to the face, delivered by Tom Wilson.