Game Recap – 10/2/2019 – Washington Capitals v. St. Louis Blues

Washington Capitals (0-0-0 0pts) v. St. Louis Blues (0-0-0 0pts)

 

Game Recap:

NHL hockey is back and the Washington Capitals start it up on the road as they visit the new defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues to start the 2019-20 campaign. The Blues would start everything off with their Banner Raising Ceremony before we would drop the puck.

 

Once the banner was raised and the puck was dropped it wouldn’t take long for the Blues to strike as 53 seconds into the game Sammy Blais would score the first goal of the 2019-20 season to give the Blues a quick 1-0 lead. Then a little later in the period on a Jonas Siegenthaler slashing penalty, Alex Pietrangelo would net one on the powerplay to give the Blues a 2-0 lead. However, the Capitals would not go quietly as Alex Ovechkin would shoot one past Jordan Binnington to cut the lead to one again, and have the first period end with a 2-1 Blues lead.

 

Then in the second period the Capitals would be given an opportunity on the powerplay as well as Dmitry Orlov would knuckle puck one past Binnington to tie the game at two a piece. The period would also feature some stellar goaltending from Braden Holtby especially in the opening minutes of the second period.

 

In the third period both teams would not score and would send this one to overtime, which a little three minutes would see Jakub Vrana score to seal the Capitals comeback and give them the 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The next game for the Capitals will be this Friday at 7p ET as they visit the New York Islanders.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana – Lars Eller – TJ Oshie

Carl Hagelin – Chandler Stephenson – Richard Panik

Brandon Leipsic – Nic Dowd – Garnet Hathaway

Jonas Siegenthaler – John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov – Nick Jensen

Martin Fehervary – Radko Gudas

Bradon Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

 

St. Louis Blues:

Jaden Schwartz – Brayden Schenn – Vladimir Tarasenko

Sammy Blais – Ryan O’Reilly – David Perron

Robby Fabbri – Tyler Bozak – Robert Thomas

Ivan Barbashev – Oscar Sundqvist – Alexander Steen

Alex Pietrangelo – Justin Faulk

Jay Bouwmeester – Colton Parayko

Vince Dunn – Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

 

First Period:

STL Goal – :53 – Sammy Blais (1) from David Perron (1) and Ryan O’Reilly (1)\

WAS Penalty – 6:40 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Slashing

STL PPG – 7:55 – Alex Pietrangelo (1) from Justin Faulk (1) and Ryan O’Reilly (2)

STL Penalty – 11:05 – David Perron 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS Goal – 15:37 – Alex Ovechkin (1) from John Carlson (1) and Lars Eller (1)

 

End of 1st – WAS – 1       STL – 2

Shots              05                 07

Faceoffs         10                 04

Hits                12                 09

PP                 0/1                  1/1

 

Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 1:54 – Martin Fehervary 2 minutes for Delay of Game

STL Penalty – 10:35 – Tyler Bozak 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Goal – 12:28 – Dmitry Orlov (1) from Nick Jensen (1) and Lars Eller (2)

 

End of 2nd – WAS – 2       STL – 2

Shots              20                 15

Faceoffs         21                 17

Hits                19                 19

PP                 1/2                  1/2

 

Third Period:

STL Penalty – 3:29 – Jaden Schwartz 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 2       STL – 2

Shots              30                 22

Faceoffs         28                 28

Hits                25                 23

PP                 1/3                  1/2

 

Overtime:

WAS Goal – 2:51 – Jakub Vrana (1) from John Carlson (2) and TJ Oshie (1)

 

End of 3rd – WAS – 3       STL – 2

Shots              34                 22

Faceoffs         30                 31

Hits                25                 23

PP                 1/3                  1/2

 

 

Next Up:

Washington (1-0-0 2pts) @ NY Islanders (0-0-0 0pts)

St. Louis (0-0-1 1pts) v. Dallas (0-0-0 0pts)

 

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