Game Recap – 1/14/2019 – St. Louis Blues v. Washington Capitals

St. Louis Blues (19-20-4 42pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-12-5 59pts)

 

Game Recap:

After a slow start to the game, the Washington Capitals would get an opportunity when St. Louis Blues defender Vince Dunn would be called for boarding Brett Connolly, and after a sloppy start to the powerplay it would be Alex Ovechkin scoring his 33rd of the season on the powerplay to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead. After that powerplay goal, it would become an uneventful period for the Capitals as they would be forced into their own zone for a good amount of the second half of the period. It should also be noted that when the Capitals scored it was their second shot of the game after the Blues already had 7 on Pheonix Copley.

 

To start the period it would be the Blues tying the game at one a piece when Ivan Barbashev snuck one glove slide along the post to beat Copley. However, the wound would be opened wider as Vince Dunn would shoot the puck that would take three weird bounces before going in, and then Ryan O’Reilly would be called for Tripping, but as soon as the penalty ended the Capitals would play poorly in their zone and David Perron would extend his point streak when he scored to give the Blues a 3-1 lead.

This period would see the Capitals generate some chances, but nothing substantial before the end of the 2nd period.

 

For the third period we would see about the same, plus a Blues powerplay goal by Vladimir Tarasenko to ice the game for the Blues over the Capitals 4-1.

 

 

Lineups:

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz¬†—¬†Brayden Schenn¬†—¬†Vladimir Tarasenko

Zach Sanford¬†— Ryan O’Reilly —¬†David Perron

Pat Maroon¬†—¬†Oskar Sundqvist¬†— Jordan Kyruo

Jordan Nolan¬†—¬†Ivan Barbashev¬†—¬†Sammy Blais

Joel Edmundson¬†—¬†Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester¬†—¬†Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn¬†—¬†Robert Bortuzzo

Jake Allen

Jordan Binnington

Scratched: Robby Fabbri, Mackenzie MacEachern, Carl Gunnarsson

Injured: Tyler Bozak (upper body), Alexander Steen (shoulder), Robert Thomas (upper body)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin —¬†Evgeny Kuznetsov¬†—¬†Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana¬†—¬†Nicklas Backstrom¬†—¬†T.J. Oshie

Brett Connolly¬†—¬†Lars Eller¬†— Andre Burakovsky

Chandler Stephenson¬†— Travis Boyd¬†—¬†Devante Smith-Pelly

Dmitry Orlov¬†—¬†Matt Niskanen

Michal Kempny¬†—¬†John Carlson

Brooks Orpik¬†— Madison Bowey

Pheonix Copley

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Nic Dowd, Dmitrij Jaskin, Jonas Siegenthaler

Injured: Christian Djoos (thigh)

 

First Period:

Blues Penalty – 6:14 – Vince Dunn 2 minutes for Boarding

Capitals PPG – 7:50 – Alex Ovechkin (33) from Dmitry Orlov (11) and Travis Boyd (9)

 

End of 1st РSTL Р0       WAS Р1

Shots              14                07

Faceoffs         08                07

Hits               07                  07

PP                 0/0                 1/1

 

Second Period:

Blues Goal – 3:18 – Ivan Barbashev (6) from unassisted

Blues Goal – 5:11 – Vince Dunn (4) from Vladimir Tarasenko (14) and Jaden Schwartz (16)

Blues Penalty – 5:22 – Ryan O’Reilly 2 minutes for Tripping

Blues Goal – 8:00 – David Perron (16) from Vince Dunn (15) and Ryan O’Reilly (27)

Blues Penalty – 15:00 – Pat Maroon 2 minutes fro Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 15:00 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing

 

End of 2nd РSTL Р3        WAS Р1

Shots               28                 20

Faceoffs          20                 14

Hits                 16                  19

PP                   0/0                  1/2

 

Third Period:

Capitals Penalty – 2:01 – Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Hooking

Blues Penalty – 3:07 – Vladimir Tarasenko 2 minutes for Holding

Blues Penalty – 9:26 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Blues PPG – 10:24 – Vladimir Tarasenko (15) from Ryan O’Reilly (28) and Alex Pietrangelo (12)

 

End of 3rd РSTL Р4         WAS Р1

Shots              37                   29

Faceoffs        33                    22

Hits               22                     26

PP                 1/2                    1/3

 

Next Up:

Washington (27-13-5 59pts) @ Nashville (27-16-4 58pts)

St. Louis (20-20-4 44pts) @ NY Islanders (25-15-4 54pts)

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