Game Recap- 3/8/2019 New Jersey Devils v.s. Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils (25-34-9 59 pts) v.s. Washington Capitals ( 40-21-7 87 pts)

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals are back home after a short 3 game road trip against Metro Division rivals. Tonight the Caps square off against another division rival in the New Jersey Devils. The Devils are coming into this game having a very depleted lineup with eight of their regulars out due to injuries or illnesses. The Caps scored early with a 5 on 5 goal from Andre Burakovsky. Each team had power play chances and neither team could convert on the man advantage. The second period was a very tight and defensive one. There were a few grade A chances on both sides with neither team being able to convert. In the 3rd period, the Caps were able to add another goal on the Power Play courtesy of Nicklas Backstrom. Lars Eller put the icing on the cake with a short handed empty net goal at the 19:02 mark. The Capitals are currently on a 6 game winning streak.

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils:

Kenny Agastino-Travis Zajac-Kyle Palmeiri

Stefan Noesen-Blake Coleman-Drew Stafford

Nick Lappin-Michael McLeod-Joey Anderson

John Quenville-Blake Pietila-Kurtis Gabriel

Andy Greene-Damon Severson

Will Butcher-Connor Carrick

Egor Yakovlev-Steven Santini

MacKenzie Blackwood

Cory Schneider

Scratches:

Nico Hischier (upper body, day-to-day); Jesper Bratt (lower body, week-to-week); Nathan Bastian (upper body); Miles Wood (broken ankle, skating); Pavel Zacha (upper body, practicing, no contact); Kevin Rooney (illness) Mirco Mueller (shoulder); Sami Vatanen (illness/upper body)

Injuries: Taylor Hall (knee surgery)

Suspension: None

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana-Nicklas Backstrom-TJ Oshie

Carl Hagelin-Lars Eller-Brett Connoly

Andre Burakovsky-Nic Dowd-Travis Boyd

Michal Kempny-John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov-Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik-Nic Jensen

Braden Holtby

Phoenix Copley

Scratches: Dmitry Jaskin, Christian Djoos,Chandler Stephenson

Injuries: None

Suspensions: None

GameDay:

First Period:

Washington Goal- 2:40 Andre Burakovsky (11) assisted by Michal Kempny (16) & Travis Boyd (15)
Washington Penalty- 8:49 Michael Kempny, 2 minutes for tripping
New Jersey Penalty- 11:36 Kurtis Gabriel, 2 minutes for charging
New Jersey penalty- 11:48 Blake Coleman, 2 minutes for tripping
New Jersey Penalty- 13:58 Nick Lappin, 2 minutes for too many men on the ice
Washington Penalty- 19:18 Jakub Vrana, 2 minutes for interference

End of 1st –

End of 1st – NJ – 0       WSH – 1

Shots              10                11

Faceoffs         6/17          11/17

Hits               9                  7

PP                 0/2                 0/3

 

2nd Period:

Washington Penalty- 5:06 Matt Niskanen, 2 minutes for Holding the stick
Washington Penalty- 10:44 Nic Dowd, 2 minutes for Interference

End of 2nd – NJ – 0       WSH – 1

Shots              20                24

Faceoffs         14/29          15/29

Hits               17                  12

PP                 0/5                 0/2

3rd period:

Washington Penalty- 30 seconds Jakub Vrana, 2 minutes for Hooking

New Jersey Penalty- 13:44 Kyle Palmieri, 2 minutes for Slashing

New Jersey Penalty- 3:23 Kenny Agostino, 2 minutes for tripping

Washington Goal- 4:35 on the Power Play- Nicklas Backstrom (17) assisted by John Carlson (49) & Evgeny Kuznetsov (43)

Washington Penalty- 18:18 TJ Oshie, 2 minutes for tripping

Washington Goal-19:01 Short Handed & Empty Net- Lars Eller (unassisted)

End of 3rd – NJ – 0       WSH – 3

Shots              25                36

Faceoffs        24/48          24/48

Hits               23                  16

PP                 0/6                 1/5

Next Up:

New Jersey Devils (25-34-9 59 pts) vs New York Rangers (27-28-12 66 pts)

Washington Capitals (40-21-7 87 pts) vs Winnipeg Jets (40-23-4 84 pts)

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