Game Recap – 2/3/2019 – Boston Bruins v. Washington Capitals

Boston Bruins (27-17-7 61pts) v. Washington Capitals (28-17-6 62pts)

 

Game Recap:

For the first five minutes of the game the Washington Capitals would get their skating legs moving and create some opportunities in the Boston Bruins, but then a questionable hooking call against Dmitrij Jaskin would give the Bruins their first powerplay opportunity. The Capitals would hold the Bruins to one shot as they would kill off the penalty, but then Evgeny Kuznetsov would be called for slashing giving the Bruins another opportunity on the powerplay. The Bruins would generate four solid scoring opportunities, but Braden Holtby would shut the door. The Capitals would gain their first powerplay opportunity when Patrice Bergeron would be called for holding, but the Capitals failed to generate a single scoring opportunity on the powerplay. The Capitals would be held to six shots all period, while Holtby would be stellar stopping all 15 shots faced.

 

After a very boring first half to the second period, the Capitals would draw another powerplay, but it would be the Bruins who would shut them down, and as the penalty expired the Bruins would force the play in the Capitals zone as Torey Krug would set up David Krejci for the first goal of the game to give the Bruins the first lead of the afternoon. The Capitals would continue to struggle in the second period, but Holtby would stand on his head to keep the game a one goal game going into the intermission.

 

The third period would be very uneventful, despite a couple good shifts for the Capitals. However, it would not be good enough as the Capitals would fall to the Bruins 1-0 ending their winning streak over the Bruins at 14 games.

 

Lineups:

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand¬†—¬†Patrice Bergeron¬†— David Pastrnak

Peter Cehlarik¬†—¬†David Krejci¬†—¬†Jake DeBrusk

Joakim Nordstrom¬†—¬†Trent Frederic¬†—¬†David Backes

Sean Kuraly¬†—¬†Noel Acciari¬†—¬†Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara¬†—¬†Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug¬†—¬†Kevan Miller

Matt Grzelcyk¬†—¬†Brandon Carlo

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: John Moore, Danton Heinen, Zane McIntyre

Injured: none

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin —¬†Nicklas Backstrom¬†—¬†T.J. Oshie

Jakub Vrana¬†—¬†Evgeny Kuznetsov¬†—¬†Tom Wilson

Dmitrij Jaskin¬†—¬†Travis Boyd¬†—¬†Brett Connolly

Andre Burakovsky¬†—¬†Nic Dowd¬†—¬†Devante Smith-Pelly

Dmitry Orlov¬†—¬†John Carlson

Michal Kempny¬†—¬†Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik¬†—¬†Jonas Siegenthaler

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Chandler Stephenson, Madison Bowey

Injured: Christian Djoos (thigh), Lars Eller (lower body)

 

First Period:

Capitals Penalty – 5:30 – Dmitrij Jaskin 2 minutes for Hooking

Capitals Penalty – 7:37 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Slashing

Bruins Penalty – 9:52 – Patrice Bergeron 2 minutes for Holding

 

End of 1st РBOS Р0       WAS Р0

Shots              15                06

Faceoffs         11                06

Hits               08                  08

PP                 0/2                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Bruins Penalty – 8:24 – Kevan Miller 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Bruins Goal – 10:43 – David Krejci (11) from Torey Krug (30) and David Pastrnak (32)

 

End of 2nd РBOS Р1        WAS Р0

Shots               30                 13

Faceoffs          17                 14

Hits                 16                  28

PP                   0/2                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Bruins Penalty – 12:30 – Charlie McAvoy 2 minutes for Hooking

Capitals Penalty – 13:06 TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 3rd РBOS Р1         WAS Р0

Shots              38                   24

Faceoffs        33                    19

Hits               26                     41

PP                 0/3                    0/3

 

Next Up:

Washington (28-18-6 62pts) v. Vancouver (24-22-6 54pts)

Boston (28-17-7 63pts) v. NY Islanders (30-15-6 66pts)

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