Game Recap – 1st Rd. Game 3 – Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes


Game Recap:

In the first game in ten years in North Carolina, the Washington Capitals come to town looking to extend their series lead to three, but the Carolina Hurricanes have other things in mind as Warren Foegele would score the first goal of the game to give the Hurricanes their first lead of the series. Then tensions would boil over as Alexander Ovechkin and Andrei Svechnikov would get into a rare playoff fight that would see Ovechkin knock Svechnikov out of the game.

Both teams would trade powerplay opportunities, but neither would be able to capitalize.


Then in the second period, it would be the Hurricanes building on their lead as Foegele would score his second of the game. Then on the powerplay thanks to a Nicklas Backstrom penalty, Dougie Hamilton would score to make it 3-0 and continue to build the Hurricanes surge. The Hurricanes would also hold the Capitals to a franchise low one shot in the second period.


In the third period the Hurricanes would continue their surge on the Capitals as they would abuse and frustrate the Capitals. After killing off two penalties, the Hurricanes would draw a penalty against Lars Eller which would then result in another Dougie Hamilton powerplay goal to make it 4-0. And to put the nail in the coffin, Brock McGinn would score the fifth and final goal to seal the victory for the Hurricanes as they cut the Capitals series lead in half to one.



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 — Chandler Stephenson

John Carlson — Nick Jensen

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Christian Djoos

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Jonas Siegenthaler, Travis Boyd, Dmitrij Jaskin, Vitek Vanecek

Injured: Michal Kempny (torn left hamstring)


Carolina Hurricanes:

Nino Niederreiter — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov — Jordan Staal — Justin Williams

Micheal Ferland — Lucas Wallmark — Jordan Martinook

Warren Foegele — Greg McKegg — Brock McGinn

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Haydn Fleury — Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Saku Maenalanen, Jake Bean

Injured: Calvin de Haan (upper body)


First Period:

Hurricanes Goal – 9:43 – Warren Foegele (1) from Justin Faulk (2) and Brock McGinn (1)

Capitals Penalty – 10:59 – Alex Ovechkin 5 minute major for Fighting

Hurricanes Penalty – 10:59 – Andrei Svechnikov 5 minute major Fighting

Hurricanes Penalty – 11:46 – Jordan Staal 2 minutes for Interference

Capitals Penalty – 17:03 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Interference


End of 1st РWAS Р0       CAR Р1

Shots              09                15

Faceoffs         12                11

PP                 0/1                 0/1


Second Period:

Hurricanes Goal – 6:09 – Warren Foegele (2) from Sebastian Aho (1) and Teuvo Teravainen (1)

Capitals Penalty – 9:48 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Interference

Hurricanes PPG – 11:40 – Dougie Hamilton (1) from Jordan Staal (1) and Jaccob Slavin (3)

Capitals Penalty – 15:38 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Roughing

Hurricanes Penalty – 15:38 – Warren Foegele 2 minutes for Slashing


End of 2nd РWAS Р0        CAR Р3

Shots               10                 33

Faceoffs          23                 22

PP                   0/1                  1/2


Third Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 1:22 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Interference

Hurricanes Penalty – 5:31 – Hayden Fleury 2 minutes for High Sticking

Capitals Penalty – 8:19 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Roughing

Hurricanes PPG – 9:47 – Dougie Hamilton (2) from Jaccob Slavin (4) and Warren Foegele (2)

Capitals Penalty – 13:01 – Brett Connolly 2 minutes for Roughing

Hurricanes Goal – 15:35 – Brock McGinn (1) from Jordan Staal (2) and Jordan Martinook (1)

Capitals Penalty – 15:46 – Jakub Vrana 2 minutes for High Sticking

Hurricanes Penalty – 19:22 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for High Sticking


End of 3rd РWAS Р0         CAR Р5

Shots              17                   45

Faceoffs        36                    30

Hits               34                     52

PP                 0/4                    2/5


Next Up:

Game Four –¬† Capitals Leads Series 2-1


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