Walking On Sunshine: Sonny Milano scores his first goal for the Capitals; Carlson records 600th career point

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Despite the rain in the DMV on Friday, it’s Sonny at Capital One Arena. New Washington Capitals left wing Sonny Milano scored his first goal with the team since signing a one-year contract on Oct. 16. Additionally, defenseman John Carlson recorded his 600th career point on the play as the team faced the Tampa Bay Lightning.

After a five-minute penalty, Milano (1) scored on a breakaway and extended the Capitals’ lead to 2-0 at 7:03 into the second half. Carlson (5) assisted.

Milano now has two points (1g, 1a) in four games with the Capitals since being recalled Nov. 2 from the AHL’s Hershey Bears. As mentioned, Washington signed it in mid-October and after clearing the waivers reported to Hershey. On October 21, the 26-year-old scored a point on his debut for the Bears and the following day netted his first goal as a member of the Chocolate and White.

Tonight’s goal marked a milestone for Carlson, whose assist marked his 600th career point. With the assist, Carlson also passed Michal Pivonka (599) for the fifth most points in franchise history. It was also his first game since suffering a lower-body injury on October 29.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and was inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung