By Tom Venesky
The Times Leader
WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. – There is something significant in the two goals that former Wheeling Nailers defenseman Reid Cashman scored during his 18 games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this season.
A possible sign of things to come, if you will.
Both of Cashman’s goals during the regular season were game-winners, including one in overtime. They prove that Cashman does well when the game is on the line and the pressure is high – which is the scenario for every game during the playoffs.
The elevated pressure of the playoffs – a time when one play can make or break a team’s season – seems to suit Cashman just fine. Though he has yet to find the back of the net in his two playoff games so far, Cashman is a plus-1 and head coach Todd Reirden has used him extensively on the power play.
“Every goal is pretty important in the playoffs and there’s a premium on special teams, especially the power play,” Cashman said. “When you get on the ice in the playoffs it’s a big opportunity to make big plays. I love those situations.”