Game Recap – 1/3/2019 – Washington Capitals v. St. Louis Blues

Washington Capitals (24-11-3 51pts) v. St. Louis Blues (15-18-4 34pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals did not learn their lesson against the Nashville Predators from the other day as they started off their 3 game road trip in St. Louis and left feeling the Blues as they did not play a full 60 minutes and were dominated during the second half the game for the second straight game. The Capitals were horribly dominated in the faceoff circle and were not moving their legs to generate any scoring chances in the second half of the game. The Capitals need to turn it around when they face the Dallas Stars tomorrow night.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Chandler Stephenson — Nic Dowd — Dmitrij Jaskin

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Matt Niskanen — Dmitry Orlov

Brooks Orpik — Madison Bowey

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Devante Smith-Pelly, Travis Boyd, Jonas Siegenthaler

Injured: Christian Djoos (leg)

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Robert Thomas

Alexander Steen — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron

Robby Fabbri — Tyler Bozak — Pat Maroon

Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist

Jay Bouwmeester — Alex Pietrangelo

Joel Edmundson — Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn — Robert Bortuzzo

Carl Gunnarsson

Jake Allen

Evan Fitzpatrick

Scratched: Jordan Schmaltz, Zach Sanford

Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (illness)

 

First Period:

Blues Penalty – :46 – Brayden Schenn 2 minutes for Tripping

Blues Goal – 4:00 – Robert Thomas (4) from Robert Bortuzzo (4) and Jaden Schwartz (12)

Capitals Penalty – 6:49 – Brooks Orpik double minor for High Sticking

Capitals Goal – 15:34 – Alex Ovechkin (30) from Michal Kempny (9) and John Carlson (33)

Blues Penalty – 16:47 – Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – WAS – 1       STL – 1

Shots              13                09

Faceoffs         08                07

Hits               04                  02

PP                 0/2                 0/2

 

Second Period:

Capitals Penalty – 2:13 – Tom Wilson 5 minute major for Fighting

Blues Penalty – 2:13 – Robert Bortuzzo 5 minute major for Fighting

Capitals Goal – 3:00 – Brett Connolly (9) from Lars Eller (12) and Michal Kempny (10)

Blues Penalty – 5:29 – David Perron 2 minutes for Slashing

Capitals Penalty – 8:48 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing

Blues Penalty – 8:48 – Alex Pietrangelo 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 10:37 – Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Holding

Capitals Penalty – 11:59 – Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Holding

Blues Penalty – 11:59 – Pat Maroon 2 minutes for Tripping

Blues PPG – 12:23 – Colton Parayko (8) from Ryan O’Reilly (21) and David Perron (13)

Capitals Penalty – 13:19 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Hooking

Blues Goal – 16:33 – Oskar Sundqvist (7) from Ivan Barbashev (6) and Alex Pietrangelo (8)

 

End of 2nd – WAS – 2        STL – 3

Shots               23                 28

Faceoffs          13                 20

Hits                 10                  05

PP                   0/3                  1/4

 

Third Period:

Blues Goal – 5:44 – Alex Pietrangelo (5) from David Perron (14) and Carl Gunnarsson (1)

Blues Goal – 11:08 – Tyler Bozak (6) from unassisted

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 2         STL – 5

Shots              25                   42

Faceoffs        15                    32

Hits               16                     14

PP                 0/3                    1/4

 

 

Next Up:

Washington (24-12-3 51pts) @ Dallas (21-16-4 46pts)

St. Louis (16-18-4 36pts) v. NY Islanders (22-13-4 48pts)

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