Game Recap – 3/24/19 – Philadelphia Flyers v. Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers (36-31-8 80pts) v. Washington Capitals (43-24-8 94pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers for an NBC matinee in their final meeting of the regular season. Early in the first period it would be the Capitals scorimg first as an Alex Ovechkin pass would be deflected to Nick Jensen who would shoot it from the point with Tom Wilson deflecting it past Briam Elliott for the 1-0 lead. The Capitals wouldvgain two powerplay opportunities, but would not be able to use them to build on their 1-0 lead going into the intermission.

 

In the second period it would be the Flyers dominating the play against the Capitals for the first half of the period, but it would be the Capitals who would strike once again with a deflection in front of the net this time Travis Boyd deflecting Matt Niskanen’s point shot. However, the Capitals would continuously go to the penalty box, and the third time would be the charm as Jakub Voracek would score for the Flyers on their third powerplay opportunity on a TJ Oshie holding call.

 

In the third period, it would be a tightly contested affair, but a Jakub Vrana breakaway courtesy of Brett Connolly would ice the game for the Capitals as they would sweep the regular season series with a 3-1 victory over the Flyers.

 

Lineups:

Philadelphia Flyers:

Oskar Lindblom — Sean Couturier — Jakub Voracek

James van Riemsdyk — Nolan Patrick — Claude Giroux

Michael Raffl — Scott Laughton — Travis Konecny

Justin Bailey — Corban Knight — Ryan Hartman

Ivan Provorov — Travis Sanheim

Shayne Gostisbehere — Philippe Myers

Robert Hagg — Radko Gudas

Brian Elliott

Carter Hart

Scratched: Cam Talbot, Andrew MacDonald, Samuel Morin, Phil Varone

Injured: Michal Neuvirth (lower body)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin – Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Andre Burakovsky — Nic Dowd — Travis Boyd

Christian Djoos — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Dmitrij Jaskin, Chandler Stephenson, Tyler Lewington

Injured: Michal Kempny (lower body)

 

First Period:

Capitals Goal – 3:52 – Tom Wilson (22) from Nick Jensen (16) and Alex Ovechkin (36)

Flyers Penalty – 7:18 – James van Riemsdyk 2 minutes for Interference

Flyers Penalty – 14:22 – Justin Bailey 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – PHI – 0       WAS – 1

Shots              11                11

Faceoffs         13                04

Hits               05                  02

PP                 0/0                 0/2

 

Second Period:

Capitals Penalty – :29 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Slashing

Capitals Goal  – 10:47 – Travis Boyd (5) from Matt Niskanen (16) and Nic Dowd (14)

Capitals Penalty – 13:22 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Tripping

Capitals Penalty – 16:51 – TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Holding

Flyers PPG – 17:10 – Jakub Voracek (20) from unassisted

 

End of 2nd – PHI – 1        WAS – 2

Shots               31                 18

Faceoffs          25                 14

Hits                 11                  12

PP                   1/3                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Capitals Penalty – 3:25 – Brooks Orpik 2 minutes for Roughing

Capitals Goal – 8:07 – Jakub Vrana (22) from Brett Connolly (23)

 

End of 3rd – PHI – 1         WAS – 3

Shots              36                   30

Faceoffs        38                    22

Hits               16                     22

PP                 1/4                    0/2

 

Next Up:

Washington (44-24-8 96pts) v. Carolina (41-26-7 89pts)

Philadelphia (36-32-8 80pts) v. Toronto (44-25-6 94pts)

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