Game Recap – 2/17/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Anaheim Ducks

Washington Capitals (32-19-7 71pts) v. Anaheim Ducks (22-27-9 53pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals come into Anaheim looking to crash the Ducks party on Scott Niedermayer’s jersey retirement, and that they would on an early powerplay thanks to a Hampus Lindholm tripping penalty. John Carlson would find Alex Ovechkin in his office for the one timer and his 40th goal of the season to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead.

The Capitals however would be dominated by the Ducks throughout most of the period as they would out shoot the Capitals 18-6 in the first period.

 

The Ducks would find the back of the net after an offensive zone win. Brandon Montour would shoot the puck from the point and Adam Henrique would get his stick on the puck to deflect it past Braden Holtby and tie the game at one. Continued sloppy play in their own zone would hurt the Capitals as the Ducks would take advantage of a defensive breakdown and Jakob Silfverberg would tap in a Henrique pass for the 2-1 lead. But the Capitals would not go away as John Carlson would shoot a bomb from the point to tie the game at two.

 

The Ducks would start the period with some carry over powerplay time from a very questionable Tom Wilson goalie interference penalty, and would capitalize 37 seconds into the period as Adam Henrique would score his second of the game for the 3-2 lead. Then on another powerplay, the Ducks would get a goal from Corey Perry to make it a 4-2 lead on his first goal of the 2018-19 season. Jakob Silfverberg would score his second of the game to give the Ducks a 5-2 lead. The Capitals would fall flat to finish this game, and now face the Los Angeles Kings for the second game of their back to back.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Dmitrij Jaskin — Chandler Stephenson — Devante Smith-Pelly

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Nic Dowd, Madison Bowey

 

Anaheim Ducks:

Rickard Rakell — Ryan Getzlaf — Corey Perry

Daniel Sprong — Adam Henrique — Troy Terry

Devin Shore — Derek Grant — Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones — Ryan Kesler — Carter Rowney

Cam Fowler — Michael Del Zotto

Hampus Lindholm — Josh Manson

Jaycob Megna — Brandon Montour

Kevin Boyle

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Andy Welinski, Brian Gibbons

Injured: Patrick Eaves (illness), John Gibson (upper body), Chad Johnson (head), Nick Ritchie (illness)

 

First Period:

Ducks Penalty – 2:58 – Hampus Lindholm 2 minutes for Tripping

Capitals PPG – 4:58 – Alex Ovechkin (40) from John Carlson (43) and Jakub Vrana (18)

Ducks Penalty – 12:05 – Corey Perry 2 minutes for Holding

Capitals Penalty – 18:30 – Andre Burakovsky 2 minutes for Boarding

 

End of 1st – WAS – 1       ANA – 0

Shots              08                16

Faceoffs         06                11

Hits               06                  09

PP                 1/2                 0/0

 

Second Period:

Ducks Goal – 6:26 – Adam Henrique (11) from  Brandon Montour (20) and Jaycob Megna (1)

Ducks Goal – 14:07 – Jakob Silfverberg (14) from Adam Henrique (19) and Hampus Lindholm (17)

Capitals Goal – 17:01 – John Carlson (9) from unassisted

Capitals Penalty – 19:33 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

 

End of 2nd – WAS – 2        ANA – 2

Shots               17                 25

Faceoffs          07                 25

Hits                 15                  18

PP                   1/2                  0/1

 

Third Period:

Ducks PPG – :37 – Adam Henrique (12) from Corey Perry (2) and Ryan Getzlaf (26)

Capitals Penalty – 3:02 – Dmitrij Jaskin 2 minutes for Tripping

Ducks PPG – 3:40 – Corey Perry (1) from Cam Fowler (9) and Ryan Getzlaf (27)

Capitals Penalty – 4:36 – Matt Niskanen 2 minutes for Tripping

Ducks Penalty – 11:16 – Max Jones 2 minutes for High Sticking

Ducks Goal -14:55 – Jakob Silfverberg (15) from Derek Grant (5) and Michael del Zotto (5)

Ducks Penalty – 15:01 – Nick Ritchie – Game Misconduct

Capitals Penalty – 15:01 – Tom Wilson – Game Misconduct

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 2         ANA – 5

Shots              25                   39

Faceoffs        16                    38

Hits               27                     21

PP                 1/3                    2/4

 

Next Up:

Washington (32-20-7 71pts) @ Los Angeles (23-29-6 52pts)

Anaheim (23-27-9 55pts) @ Minnesota (27-26-6 60pts)

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