Game Recap – 3/26/2019 – Carolina Hurricanes v. Washington Capitals

Carolina Hurricanes (42-26-7 91pts) v. Washington Capitals (44-24-8 96pts)


Game Recap:

As the Washington Capitals wind down their regular season with the playoffs in the horizon, the Capitals take on prospective first round opponent Carolina Hurricanes in their first game of a back to back with them. The first half of the game would be very fast paced, but then as the period progressed the Capitals would start to break out against the Hurricanes as TJ Oshie would get his 23rd of the season to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead going into the first intermission.


For the second period, you would have another fast paced period that saw the Capitals generate some better scoring chances than they had in the first, but it would be Dougie Hamilton of the Hurricanes who would score while having an extra attacker on the ice during a delayed penalty to tie the game at one.


In the third period it would be the Capitals on the attack against the Hurricanes as the Capitals would regain their lead when Tom Wilson would feed Alex Ovechkin for a one timer to score his 49th of the season. Then it would be John Carlson tipping in a Dmitry Orlov slap pass from the point to give the Capitals a two goal lead. Then to ice the game, Nicklas Backstrom would increase the lead to three as the Capitals defeat the Hurricanes in the first game of their back to back 4-1.



Carolina Hurricanes:

Nino Niederreiter — Sebastian Aho — Justin Williams

Andrei Svechnikov — Jordan Staal — Teuvo Teravainen

Micheal Ferland — Lucas Wallmark — Jordan Martinook

Brock McGinn — Greg McKegg — Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Calvin de Haan — Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Warren Foegele


Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Carl Hagelin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie

Jakub Vrana — 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, Jonas Siegenthaler

Injured: Michal Kempny (lower body)


First Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 10:21 – Sebastoan Aho 2 minutes for Hooking

Capitals Goal – 16:29 – TJ Oshie (23) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (46) and Carl Hagelin (12)


End of 1st – CAR – 0       WAS – 1

Shots              10                10

Faceoffs         15                07

Hits               09                  09

PP                 0/0                 0/1


Second Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 8:57 – Petr Mrazek (Justin Williams) 2 minutes for Hooking

Hurricanes Goal -15:38 – Dougie Hamilton (15) from Justin Williams (27) and Nino Niederreiter (27)


End of 2nd – CAR – 1        WAS – 1

Shots               17                 21

Faceoffs          26                 15

Hits                 14                  13

PP                   0/0                  0/2


Third Period:

Capitals Goal – 4:31 – Alex Ovechkin (49) from Tom Wilson (17) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (47)

Capitals Goal – 11:16 – John Carlson (13) from Dmitry Orlov (25) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (48)

Capitals ENG – 17:33 – Nicklas Backstrom (19) from Alex Ovechkin (37) and John Carlson (54)


End of 3rd – CAR – 1         WAS – 4

Shots              27                   28

Faceoffs        36                    26

Hits               25                     20

PP                 0/0                    0/2


Next Up:

Washington (45-24-8 98pts) @ Carolina (42-27-7 91pts)

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