Game Recap – 1/18/2019 – New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals

New York Islanders (27-15-4 58pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-14-5 59pts)

 

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals , who are looking to end their three game losing streak, did not start well when Nicklas Backstrom would take a hooking penalty 10 seconds into the game. However the Capitals would kill the New York Islanders first opportunity. Then after some back and forth, Tom Wilson would draw a tripping call to give the Capitals their first powerplay opportunity, which had some good looks, but could not convert. Both teams would generate some good chances, but both Braden Holtby and Thomas Greiss would stand tall in net.

 

To start the period, the Capitals would draw a penalty 57 seconds into the second period, however, they would not generate much with the opportunity. After a lot of back and forth, Nic Dowd would take a late tripping penalty, but with some key blocks by Brooks Orpik the Capitals were able to kill the penalty.

 

The Capitals would start the period rocky as they had trouble maintaining the puck, and turnovers were a plenty. As a result Josh Bailey would tip in a Mathew Barzal point shot to get the Islanders the first goal of the game. Then not that long after, Cal Clutterbuck would score to make it 2-0 for the Islanders while on a 2 on 0 break. The Capitals, however, would never recover and drop their fourth straight game, and falling in the Metropolitan Division standings.

 

Lineups:

New York Islanders:

Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Jordan Eberle

Anthony Beauvillier — Mathew Barzal — Josh Bailey

Michael Dal Colle — Valtteri Filppula — Leo Komarov

Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy — Johnny Boychuk

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Thomas Greiss

Robin Lehner

Scratched: Ross Johnston, Luca Sbisa, Tom Kuhnhackl

Injured: Thomas Hickey (upper body), Andrew Ladd (lower body)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie

Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Chandler Stephenson — Nic Dowd — Devante Smith-Pelly

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Jonas Siegenthaler

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Madison Bowey, Dmitrij Jaskin

Injured: Christian Djoos (thigh)

 

First Period:

Capitals Penalty – :10 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Hooking

Islanders Penalty – 8:17 – Casey Cizikas 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – NYI – 0       WAS – 0

Shots              11                07

Faceoffs         10                07

Hits               08                  08

PP                 0/1                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Islanders Penalty – :57 – Adam Pelech 2 minutes for Holding

Capitals Penalty – 16:13 – Nic Dowd 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – NYI – 0        WAS – 0

Shots               20                 15

Faceoffs          20                 12

Hits                 12                  13

PP                   0/2                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Islanders Goal – 5:08 – Josh Bailey (11) from Mathew Barazl (31) and Adam Pelech (6)

Islanders Goal – 7:34 – Cal Clutterbuck (4) from Casey Cizikas (9) and Adam Pelech (7)

 

End of 3rd – NYI – 2         WAS – 0

Shots              25                   19

Faceoffs        25                    21

Hits               18                     20

PP                 0/2                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Washington (27-14-5 59pts) @ Chicago (4-1-0 8pts)

NY Islanders (27-15-4 58pts) v. San Jose (2-2-1 5pts)

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