Game Recap – 4/6/2019 – New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals – Regular Season Finale

Washington Capitals (48-26-8 104pts) v. New York Islanders (48-27-7 103pts)

 

Game Recap:

Tonight, both the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders conclude their regular season against each other as they prepare for the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning next week.  The first period was a very sleep one between both teams as it ended with a 0-0 tie going into the 2nd.

 

In the second period, the Islanders got on the board first with a goal by Valteri Filpula at the 2:55 mark.  That would be the only goal for the period.  After two periods, the Islanders would lead 1-0 over the Capitals.

 

Valteri Filpula of the Islanders would add his second goal of the game to give the Islanders a 2-0 lead at the 10:54 mark.  Matt Martin would seal the victory for the Islanders as he scored an empty net goal to make it 3-0.  Up next for the Capitals and Islanders is the Stanley Cup playoffs which begin next week.  The Capitals this past week clinched the Metropolitan Division and will square off against the Carolina Hurricanes as they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins gaining one point to lock up the third spot in the division.  The Islanders will square off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round as a result of the Penguins gaining an additional point in the standings.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin-Evgeny Kuznetsov-Tom Wilson

Carl Hagelin-Lars Eller-Brett Connolly

Jakub Vrana-Travis Boyd-Dmitrij Jaskin

Andre Burakovsky-Nic Dowd-Chandler Stephenson

Dmitri Orlov-Matt Niskanen

Jonas Siegenthaler-Nic Jensen

Brooks Orpik-Christian Djoos

Starter: Phoenix Copley

Scratches: TJ Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson

 

New York Islanders:

Anders Lee-Mathew barzal-Jordan Eberle

Josh Bailey-Brock Nelson-Tomas Kunhackly

Anthony Beauvillier-Valteri Filpula-Leo Komarov

Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Nic Leddy-Johnny Boychuk

Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock

Devon Toewes-Scott Mayfield

Starter- Robin Lenher

Backup- Thomas Greiss

Scratches: Michael Dal Cole,Ross Johnston, Thomas Hickey, Dennis Seidenberg,Luca Sbisa, Andrew Ladd 

 

First Period:

N/A

 

End of 1st – WAS – 0       NYI – 0

Shots              8                     8

Faceoffs         7/12                5/12

PP                 0/0                    0/0

 

Second Period:

Washington Penalty-4:50- Carl Hagelin, 2 minutes for Hooking

New York Goal-2:55- Valteri Filpula (16) assisted by Devon Toewes (13) & Anthony Beauvillier (10)

New York Penalty-13:23- Devon Toewes, 2 minutes for Holding 

 

End of 2nd – WAS – 0        NYI- 1

Shots             18                     14

Faceoffs        16/27             11/27

PP                 0/1                    0/1

 

Third Period:

New York Penalty-6:30- Ryan Pullock, 2 minutes for Hooking

New York Goal-10:54- Valteri Filpula (17) assisted by Adam Pelech (16) & Leo Komarov (20)

New York Goal (empty net)-17:27- Matt Martin (6) assisted by Casey Cizikas (13) & Cal Clutterbuck (15)

End of 3rd – WAS – 0         NYI- 3

Shots              24                   29

Faceoffs        22/46              24/46                    

PP                 0/1                    0/2

 

Next Up-Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1:

Washington Capitals v.s Carolina Hurricanes

 

New York Islanders v.s Pittsburgh Penguins

 

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