Game Recap – 1st Rd. Game 7 – Carolina Hurricanes v. Washington Capitals

Carolina Hurricanes v. Washington Capitals

Series Tied 3-3

 

Game Recap:

Heading into the dreaded Game 7, both the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes head into Capital One Arena looking to finish the series with win, and move on to face the idle New York Islanders. To start the game the Capitals would force the play in the Hurricanes which would see Andre Burakovsky forc2 Brett Pesce to cough up the puck and Burakovsky would skate into the slot and rip the puck past Petr Mrazek to make it 1-0 less than three minutes into the game. Then it would be a highly motivated Alex Ovechkin undressing Dougie Hamilton while entering the zone, and Ovechkin would then feed Tom Wilson who would one time it past Mrazek to make it 2-0.

 

Going into the second period both teams looked to swing the momentum their way, and for a good portion of the period the Capitals would force the play, however, while on the lone powerplay the Capitals would cough it up and Sebastian Aho would get it past Braden Holtby to cut the lead to one. But the Capitals would get their two goal lead back as Evgeny Kuznetsov and Carl Hagelin would team up to give Kuznetsov his first goal of the playoffs, but that too would be short lived as Teuvo Teravainen would get the loose puck in the slot and rip it past Holtby to make it 3-2 Capitals going into the second intermission.

 

Heading into the third period it would be the Hurricanes buildimg upom the momentum they gained in the second period as less than three minutes into the third frame Jordan Staal would streak down the wing and let go of a beautiful wrist shot past Holtby to tie the game at three. After a lot of back and forth in thebperiod, the game would remained tied after 60 minutes of play.

 

In the first overtime period of the game it would be all Hurricanes as they dictated the pace of the period and held the Capitals without a shot through the first half of the overtime period. However, the Capitals would escape the first overtime period.

 

Then in double overtime the Hurricanes would continue their dominant play against the Capitals, and after killing a delay of game penalty it would be Mr. Game 7 himself Justin Williams throwing it on net where Brock McGinn would tip it in past Holtby to win the game and the series 4-3.

 

Lineups:

Carolina Hurricanes:

Nino Niederreiter — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn — Jordan Staal — Justin Williams

Warren Foegele — Lucas Wallmark — Jordan Martinook

Saku Maenalanen — Greg McKegg — Patrick Brown

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Calvin de Haan — Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Haydn Fleury

Injured: Andrei Svechnikov (concussion), Micheal Ferland (upper body)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Carl Hagelin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Jakub Vrana

Andre Burakovsky — Lars Eller — Brett Connolly

Chandler Stephenson — Nic Dowd — Devante Smith-Pelly

Jonas Siegenthaler — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Pheonix Copley

Scratched: Christian Djoos, Travis Boyd, Dmitrij Jaskin, Parker Milner

Injured: Michal Kempny (torn left hamstring), T.J. Oshie (upper body)

 

First Period:

Capitals Goal – 2:13 – Andre Burakovsky (1) from unassisted

Capitals Goal – 6:23 – Tom Wilson (3) from Alex Ovechkin (5) and Dmitry Orlov (3)

Hurricanes Penalty – 13:39 – Greg McKegg 2 minutes for Hooking

Capitals Penalty – 16:58 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 1st – CAR – 0       WAS – 2

Shots              11                10

Faceoffs         12                17

Hits               15                  10

PP                 0/1                 0/1

 

Second Period:

Hurricanes Penalty – 8:35 – Jordan Martinook 2 minutes for Tripping

Hurricanes SHG – 9:51 – Sebastian Aho (2) from Brett Pesce (2) and Jaccob Slavin (7)

Capitals Goal – 13:22 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (1) from Carl Hagelin (1)

Hurricanes Goal – 16:37 – Teuvo Teravainen (3) from Brett Pesce (3) and Brock McGinn (3)

 

End of 2nd – CAR – 2        WAS – 3

Shots               19                 19

Faceoffs          18                 27

Hits                 30                  21

PP                   0/1                  0/2

 

Third Period:

Hurricanes Goal – 2:56 – Jordan Staal (3) from Jaccob Slavin (8)

 

End of 3rd – CAR – 3         WAS – 3

Shots              24                   31

Faceoffs        22                    31

Hits               42                     29

PP                 0/1                    0/2

 

Overtime:

N/A

 

End of OT – CAR – 3         WAS – 3

Shots              35                   35

Faceoffs        30                    45

Hits               51                     40

PP                 0/1                    0/2

 

Double Overtime:

Hurricanes Penalty – 2:02 – Saku Maenalanen 2 minutes for Delay of Game

Hurricanes Goal – 11:05 – Brock McGinn (2) from Justin Williams (3) and Jaccob Slavin (9)

 

End of 2OT – CAR – 4         WAS – 3

Shots              42                   37

Faceoffs        33                    47

Hits               60                     43

PP                 0/1                    0/3

 

Next Up:

Carolina Wins Series 4-3

2nd Round v. NY Islanders

 

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