Game Recap – 3/1/2019 – Washington Capitals v. New York Islanders

Washington Capitals (36-21-7 79pts) v. New York Islanders (37-19-7 81pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals head to Nassau Coliseum for the first time to take on the New York Islanders, and it would be the Islanders that would get on the board early as Tom Kuhnhackl would score in the opening minutes of the game on a very casual breakaway due to a blown offside by the officials. Then Alex Ovechkin would take a very blatant interference penalty, but the Capitals would kill the penalty off.

 

A very uneventful second period outside of a Brett Connolly penalty, and some heavy hits on both ends of the ice.

 

Unlike the second period, the third period would be fast and hectic in the first half of the period. The Capitals would strike early as Jakub Vrana would battle in front of the net and knock in the rebound to tie the game at one, then right away on the powerplay it would be Alex Ovechkin batting the puck and getting a lucky bounce to get his 45th of the season and give the Capitals a 2-1 lead. This would be followed with 3 penalties that would start with a Capitals powerplay, and then end in a Capitals powerplay. Then to ice the game for the Capitals, with Thomas Griess pulled TJ Oshie would clear the puck out of the zone and without paying attention Josh Bailey accidentally shot the puck into his own net to give the Capitals a 3-1 victory.

 

Lineups:

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 — Travis Boyd

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Dmitrij Jaskin, Chandler Stephenson, Christian Djoos

 

New York Islanders :

Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Jordan Eberle

Tom Kuhnhackl — Mathew Barzal — Josh Bailey

Anthony Beauvillier — Valtteri Filppula — Leo Komarov

Ross Johnston — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy — Johnny Boychuk

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Thomas Greiss

Robin Lehner

Scratched: Thomas Hickey, Luca Sbisa, Andrew Ladd, Matt Martin

 

First Period:

Islanders Goal – 2:43 – Tom Kuhnhackl (4) from unassisted

Capitals Penalty – 3:47 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 1st – WAS – 0       NYI – 1

Shots              12                09

Faceoffs         09                07

Hits               10                  16

PP                 0/0                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Capitals Penalty – 2:53 – Brett Connolly 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd – WAS- 0        NYI- 1

Shots               19                 13

Faceoffs          19                 18

Hits                 21                  29

PP                   0/0                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Capitals Goal – 3:26 – Jakub Vrana (19) from Nicklas Backstrom (46) and Michal Kempny (15)

Islanders Penalty – 4:21 – Anders Lee 2 minutes for Interference

Capitals PPG – 4:34 – Alex Ovechkin (45) from TJ Oshie (21) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (42)

Islanders Penalty – 8:11 – Anthony Beauvillier 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

Capitals Penalty – 8:26 – John Carlson 2 minutes for High Sticking

Islanders Penalty – 9:58 – Ryan Pulock 2 minutes for Tripping

Capitals ENG – 18:32 – TJ Oshie (21) from unassisted

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 3         NYI – 1

Shots              29                   21

Faceoffs        31                    24

Hits               28                     36

PP                 1/3                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Washington (37-21-7 81pts) @NY Rangers (27-27-4 67pts)

NY Islanders (37-20-7 81pts) v. Philadelphia (31-26-8 70pts)

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