Game Recap – 11/5/2018 – Edmonton Oilers v. Washington Capitals

 

Edmonton Oilers (8-4-1 17pts) v. Washington Capitals (5-4-3 13pts)

Time: 7p EST

Station: NBC Sports Washington

 

Edmonton Oilers:

Lineup:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins — Connor McDavid — Drake Caggiula

Tobias Rieder — Leon Draisaitl — Alex Chiasson

Milan Lucic — Ryan Strome — Jesse Puljujarvi

Jujhar Khaira — Kyle Brodziak — Zack Kassian

Oscar Klefbom — Adam Larsson

Darnell Nurse — Kris Russell

Jason Garrison — Matt Benning

Cam Talbot

Mikko Koskinen

Scratched: Ty Rattie, Kailer Yamamoto, Kevin Gravel

Injured: None

 

Washington Capitals:

Lineup:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov – Dmitrij Jaskin

Chandler Stephenson — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Jakub Vrana — Travis Boyd — Devante Smith-Pelly

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Christian Djoos — Madison Bowey

Pheonix Copley

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Nic Dowd

Injured: Brooks Orpik (lower body)

Suspended: Tom Wilson

 

First Period:

Capitals Goal – 2:44 – Jakub Vrana (4) from Devante Smith-Pelly (2) and Travis Boyd (1)

Capitals Goal – 5:44 – Devante Smith-Pelly (2) from Travis Boyd (2)

Capitals Penalty – 6:13 – Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Hooking

Capitals Penalty – 9:04 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Slashing

Oilers PPG – 10:24 – Connor McDavid (10) from Oscar Klefbom (7) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (12)

Oilers Penalty – 18:03 – Leon Draisaitl 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 1st – EDM – 1      WAS – 2

Shots               12               11

Faceoffs          11               09

Hits                  03               06

PP                    1/2              0/1

 

Analysis:

The Capitals came out flying and scored two quick ones but then they would take two penalties that the Oilers would use to get themselves back into this game. Especially like Dmitrij Jaskin on the first line and Jakub Vrana on the fourth line.

 

Need to Do:

The Capitals need to stay out of the penalty box. Edmonton is dangerous on the powerplay and proved it on their second opportunity. Also the Capitals need to keep on pressuring in the Oilers zone.

 

Second Period:

Capitals Goal – 8:11 – TJ Oshie (7) from Nicklas Backstrom (13) and John Carlson (10)

Capitals Penalty – 8:38 – Devante Smith-Pelly 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Oilers Goal – 10:41 – Leon Draisaitl (8) from Adam Larsson (5) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (13)

Oilers Penalty – 12:24 – Adam Larsson 2 minutes for Slashing

Capitals PPG – 13:09 – Alex Ovechkin (11) from John Carlson (11) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (12)

 

End of 2nd – EDM – 2      WAS – 4

Shots               22                 21

Faceoffs          25                 20

Hits                 08                  16

PP                   1/3                 1/2

 

Analysis:

This was an even period for the Capitals. They were able to get 2 more goals this period and were able to do a much better job on their second powerplay.

 

Need to Do:

The Capitals need to close this game out. The 3rd period has been their worst period lately and they need to play with urgency and need to stay out of the penalty box.

 

Third Period:

Capitals Penalty – 18:57 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Boarding

 

End of 3rd – EDM – 2     WAS – 4

Shots               33               23

Faceoffs          36               26

Hits                  16               25

PP                    1/4              1/2

 

Analysis:

Despite being out shot by Edmonton 11-2 in the third period, the Capitals did play a more solid third period than we have seen the past few games. However, the Capitals will need to be at the top of their game come this Wednesday when they take on the arch rival Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

Next Up:

Washington (6-4-3 15pts) v Pittsburgh (6-3-3 15pts)

Edmonton (8-5-1 17pts) @ Tampa Bay (10-3-1 21pts)

 

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