Game Recap- Washington Capitals v.s. Philadelphia Flyers 3/14/2019

Washington Capitals (42-22-7 91 pts) v.s. Philadelphia Flyers (34-28-8 76 pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals continue their four game road trip tonight as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The first period began eerily similar to the previous match up against the Flyers as the Capitals started off with an early lead. Brett Connolly got the Capitals on the board first with assists going to Michal Kempny & John Carlson. Lars Eller would add to the lead and make it 2-0 with assists from Brett Connolly and Carl Hagelin. The period would end with Brooks Orpik being called for an interference penalty which gave the Flyers a power play that would continue into the 2nd period.

 

In the second period, we saw each team score twice. Scoring from the Capitals would come from Brett Connolly (2nd goal of the game) & Tom Wilson who added his 20th goal on the season. For the Flyers, James Van Riemsdyk & Scott Laughton got the Flyers on the board. The Capitals would take a 4-2 leading going into the 3rd period.

 

The third period featured three penalties called against the Capitals and one called against the Flyers. The Capitals would add an empty net goal by Evgeny Kuznetsov to seal the victory for the Capitals. The Capitals have won three of the four games against the Flyers so far with the final match up being on March 24th at Capital One Arena.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana-Nicklas Backstrom-TJ Oshie

Carl Hagelin-Lars Eller-Brett Connolly

Andre Burakovsky-Chandler Stephenson-Travis Boyd

Michal Kempny-John Carlson

Dmitri Orlov-Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik-Nic Jensen

Braden Holtby

Phoenix Copley

Scratches: Dmitry Jaskin, Nic Dowd, Christian Djoos

 

Philadelphia Flyers:

Oskar Lindblom-Sean Couturiere-Claude Girioux

James Van Riemsdyk-Nolan Patrick-Travis Konecny

Michael Raffl-Scott Laughton-Ryan Hartman

Phil Varone-Corban Knight-Justin Bailey

Ivan Provorov-Travis Sanheim

Shayne Gostisbehere-Phillippe Myers

Robert Hagg-Radko Gudas

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratches: Andrew MacDonald, Samuel Morin, Cam Talbot

Suspension: Jakub Voracek

Inuries: Michal Neuvirth

 

First Period:

Washington Goal-2:53-Brett Connolly (18) assisted by Michal Kempny (18) & John Carlson (51)

Washington Goal-9:30-Lars Eller (11) assisted by Brett Connolly (20) & Carl Hagelin (8)

Washington Penalty-19:00-Brooks Orpik, 2 minutes for interference

 

End of 1st – WAS – 2       PHI – 0

Shots               11                  5          

Faceoffs        7/9                 2/9

Hits              11                    10

PP                 0/0                 0/0

 

 

Second Period:

Philadelphia Goal-1:03- James Vam Riemsdyk (21) assisted by Shayne Gostisbehere (26)

Philadelphia Penalty-5:06- Radko Gudas, 2 minutes for holding

Washington Goal-8:43- Brett Connolly (19) unassisted

Washington Goal-9:48- Tom Wilson (20) assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov (49) & Dmitry Orlov (22)

Philadelphia Goal-12:22- Scott Laughton (12) assisted by Ryan Hartman (12) & Robert Hagg (13)

Philadelphia Penalty-19:00- Michael Raffl, 2 minutes for holding

 

End of 2nd – WAS- 4        PHI- 2

Shots              25                  14

Faceoffs          9/21            12/21

Hits                16                  18

PP                   0/2                0/1

 

 

Third Period:

Philadelphia Penalty-5:57- Michael Raffl, 2 minutes for hooking

Washington Penalty-6:33- Evgeny Kuznetsov, 2 minutes for tripping

Washington Penalty-9:06- Nicklas Backstrom, 2 minutes for hooking

Washington Penalty-11:41- Nic Jensen, 2 minutes for interference

Washington Goal (Empty Net)-17:34- Evgeny Kuznetsov (18) assisted by Alex Ovechkin (33) & Michal Kempny (18)

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 5       PHI – 2

Shots              32                    24

Faceoffs        25/53             28/53

Hits                22                    25

PP                 0/3                  0/4

 

 

Next Up:

Washington Capitals (42-22-7 91 pts) v.s. Tampa Bay Lightning (54-13-4 112 pts)

Philadelphia Flyers (34-28-8 76 pts) v.s. Toronto Maple Leafs (42-23-5 89 pts)

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