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SEE IT: Capitals Score First Goal Of 2023-24 Season



Washington Capitals right wing Matthew Phillips celebrates his overtime goal against the Boston Bruins during a preseason NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, in Boston. The Capitals won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

It took longer than expected, but the Washington Capitals are on the board for the first time in the 2023-24 season.

Three days after being shutout on opening night, it was Matthew Phillips who beat Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom for the score — his first career NHL goal, coming against his old team.

Jared Serre covers the Washington Capitals for Washington Hockey Now. He is a graduate of West Virginia University.