Sonny Milano will be a major strength against Golden Knights

Sonny Milano, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Sonny Milano, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

We are just hours away from the Washington Capitals taking on the Vegas Golden Knights. For how to watch and bet on the game click here. For the top 3 key players to watch click here. Read on to find out why the Caps could use a little bit of sunshine tonight.

Sonny Milano has been excellent with the Caps this season. He scored his eighth goal of the season on Thursday night at the Arizona Coyotes.

Milano’s eight goals since making his Caps debut on Nov. 5 rank tied for third on the team during that span. All eight of Milano’s goals have come at five on five and he ranks tied for third on Washington in five on five goals this season.

Milano skated on the second line at morning skate alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson. That has been an effective line. In his career against the Vegas Golden Knights, he has six assists.

Milano did not have a good summer as the Anaheim Ducks decided not to renew his contract despite recording 14 goals and 20 assists in 66 games. The Caps took a chance on him less than a week into the regular season.

Milano spoke to Samantha Pell of The Washington Post (subscription required) about his experience with the Caps:

"“It’s been a great year so far. Definitely super excited to be a part of this team and obviously got a little weird during the summer and didn’t know what was going to happen, so I am happy to be here. Ups and downs, but so far so good.”"

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Milano has been a key contributor and he’ll look to make an impact tonight against a talented Vegas Golden Knights team. Puck drop is at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. The road trip concludes on Tuesday night in Colorado against the Avalanche.