Game Recap – 2/24/2019 – New York Rangers v. Washington Capitals

New York Rangers (27-26-8 62pts) v. Washington Capitals (34-21-7 75pts)

 

Game Recap:

For the Washington Capitals, they finally get to return home but it would be spoiled right away as Chris Kreider would score 21 seconds into the game to give the New York Rangers a 1-0 lead. However, the Capitals would respond late in the period as both Nicklas Backstrom and Michal Kempny would score to give the Capitals 2-1 lead going into the first intermission.

 

Then in the second period it would be a penalty affair that would see Tom Wilson score on the powerplay for his 17th of the season to give the Capitals a 3-1 lead. But then later in the period Brady Skjei would do a blast from the point to beat Pheonix Copley to cut the Capitals lead to one going into the second intermission.

 

The Rangers would open the period the same way they started the game with a goal 21 seconds into the period, this time by Jimmy Vesey with a knuckler from the point to tie the game. The Capitals would respond with back to back goals from Nic Dowd and Backstrom to give them their two goal lead back. However, on a Carl Hagelin hooking penalty the Rangers would get a weird bounce off of Vladislav Namestnikov for the powerplay goal and reduce the Capitals lead to one again. The with 30 seconds left in the period Skjei would score his second of the game to tie this game at 5 a piece and send the game to overtime.

 

In overtime, this one would almost go the distance but it would be Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov connecting for the game winner with 40 seconds left in what was a mayhem filled sequence.

 

Lineups:

New York Rangers:

Chris Kreider¬†— Mika Zibanejad —¬†Jimmy Vesey

Vladislav Namestnikov¬†—¬†Ryan Strome¬†—¬†Jesper Fast

Filip Chytil¬†— Lias Andersson —¬†Pavel Buchnevich

Brendan Smith¬†—¬†Boo Nieves¬†— Connor Brickley

Brady Skjei —¬†Fredrik Claesson

Marc Staal¬†—¬†Neal Pionk

Tony DeAngelo¬†—¬†Kevin Shattenkirk

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Scratched: Adam McQuaid, Kevin Hayes

Injured: Brett Howden (knee sprain)

 

Washington Capitals:

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

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

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

Carl Hagelin¬†—¬†Nic Dowd¬†—¬†Chandler Stephenson

Michal Kempny¬†—¬†John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov¬†—¬†Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik¬†—¬†Nick Jensen

Pheonix Copley

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Dmitrij Jaskin, Travis Boyd, Christian Djoos

 

First Period:

Rangers Goal – :21 – Chris Kreider (26) from Jimmy Vesey (17) and Mika Zibanejad (35)

Rangers Penalty – 4:19 – Brady Skjei 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Capitals Goal – 18:42 – Nicklas Backstrom (14) from John Carlson (47) and TJ Oshie (20)

Capitals Goal – 19:03 – Michal Kempny (6) from Brett Connolly (18) and Andre Burakovsky (11)

 

End of 1st РNYR Р1       WAS Р2

Shots              07                07

Faceoffs         10                05

Hits               00                  00

PP                 0/0                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Capitals Penalty – 1:24 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Hooking

Rangers Penalty – 3:39 – Lias Andersson 2 minutes for Holding

Capitals PPG – 5:09 – Tom Wilson (17) from Jakub Vrana (20) and Lars Eller (20)

Rangers Penalty – 6:01 – Bench (Chris Kreider) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

Rangers Penalty – 12:47 – Lias Andersson 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 12:47 – Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 15:50 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Slashing

Rangers Goal – 18:18 – Brady Skjei (5) from Connor Brickley (2) and Lias Andersson (4)

 

End of 2nd РNYR Р2        WAS Р3

Shots               20                 20

Faceoffs          17                 16

Hits                 12                  13

PP                   0/2                  1/3

 

Third Period:

Rangers Goal – :21 – Jimmy Vesey (15) from unassisted

Capitals Goal – 2:25 – Nic Dowd (6) from Travis Boyd (12) and Brooks Orpik (4)

Capitals Goal – 3:01 – Nicklas Backstrom (15) from unassisted

Capitals Penalty – 4:54 – Carl Hagelin 2 minutes for Hooking

Rangers PPG – 6:01 – Vladislav Namestnikov (8) from Neal Pionk (16) and Anthony DeAngelo (18)

Capitals Penalty – 6:23 – Matt Niskanen 5 minute major for Fighting

Rangers Penalty – 6:23 – Dylan Strome 5 minute major for Fighting

Capitals Penalty – 6:23 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing

Rangers Penalty – 6:23 – Ryan Strome 2 minutes for Roughing

Rangers Penalty – 6:23 – Anthony DeAngelo 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 6:23 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Capitals Penalty – 16:17 – Brooks Orpik 2 minutes for Roughing

Rangers Penalty – 16:17 – Connor Brickley 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Penalty – 16:17 – Brooks Orpik 2 minutes for Cross Checking

Rangers Goal – 19:29 – Brady Skjei (6) from Kevin Shattenkirk (18) and Mika Zibanejad (36)

 

End of 3rd РNYR Р5         WAS Р5

Shots              30                   32

Faceoffs        29                    28

Hits               16                     20

PP                 1/4                    1/3

 

OT:

Capitals Goal Р4:20 РEvgeny Kuznetsov (16) from Alex Ovechkin (28)  and Dmitry Orlov (15)

 

End of OT РNYR Р5         WAS Р6

Shots              31                   35

Faceoffs        30                    28

Hits               16                     20

PP                 1/4                    1/3

 

Next Up:

Washington (35-21-7 77pts) v. Ottawa (22-34-5 49pts)

NY Rangers (27-26-9 63pts) v. Tampa Bay (47-11-4 98pts)

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