Game Recap – 10/18/2019 – New York Rangers v. Washington Capitals

New York Rangers (2-2-0 4pts) v. Washington Capitals (4-2-2 10pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers as they look to end their three game homestand with a possible 4 out 6 standing points, and early in the first period while on the powerplay the Capitals would strike as TJ Oshie would continue to jam at the puck, in front of the net, and due to the scrum would see a Rangers defensemen inadvertently kick the puck into the net to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead. Then 10 minutes later Pavel Buchnevich would strike on a Rangers powerplay to tie the game at one, but the Capitals would strike less than three minutes later as the as the returning Michal Kempny would one time a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist to give the Capitals the 2-1 lead going into the first intermission.

 

Then early in the second period Nic Dowd would score his first of the season after finding the rebound and shooting it into the wide open net for the 3-1 lead. But late in the period Artemi Panarin would score his third of the season to cut the Capitals lead back to one as the Capitals head into the second intermission with the 3-2 lead.

 

In the third period the physicality would pick up as both Brendan Smith and Garnet Hathaway would have a fight, but Smith would also get an addition two minutes for cross checking to give the Capitals the powerplay that would see TJ Oshie score his second of the game after he would tip a John Carlson point blast to give the Capitals the 4-2 lead. Then in the final thirty seconds of the game Hathaway would score the empty net goal to secure the Capitals the 5-2 victory over the Rangers.

 

Lineups:

New York Rangers:

Artemi Panarin — Mika Zibanejad — Pavel Buchnevich

Chris Kreider — Brett Howden — Kaapo Kakko

Brendan Smith — Ryan Strome — Jesper Fast

Greg McKegg — Lias Andersson — Micheal Haley

Brady Skjei — Tony DeAngelo

Libor Hajek — Jacob Trouba

Marc Staal — Adam Fox

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Scratched: Brendan Lemieux

Injured: None

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — Garnet Hathaway

Brendan Leipsic – Nic Dowd — Chandler Stephenson

Jonas Siegenthaler — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Michal Kempny — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Tyler Lewington, Travis Boyd, Martin Fehervary

Injured: Richard Panik (upper body)

 

First Period:

NYR Penalty – 1:09 – Artemi Panarin 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS PPG – 2:24 – TJ Oshie (5) from unassisted

NYR Penalty – 4:11 – Brendan Lemieux 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 4:11 – Radko Gudas 5 minute magor for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 5:08 – Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 11:50 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Tripping

NYR PPG – 12:25 – Pavel Buchnevich (1) from Mika Zibanejad (5) and Jacob Trouba (4)

WAS Goal – 15:16 – Michal Kempny (1) from Alex Ovechkin (4) and John Carlson (12)

NYR Penalty – 16:23 – Chris Kreider 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 1st – NYR – 1       WAS – 2

10-18 v NYR 1

 

Second Period:

WAS Goal – 3:45 – Nic Dowd (1) from Dmitry Orlov (3) and John Carlson (13)

WAS Penalty Shot – 10:16 – Jakub Vrana – Saved by Lundqvist

WAS Penalty – 13:16 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Holding

NYR Goal – 16:56 – Artemi Panarin (3) from Chris Kreider (3)

 

End of 2nd – NYR – 2       WAS – 3

10-18 v NYR 2

 

Third Period:

NYR Penalty – 9:20 – Brendan Smith (Artemi  Panarin) 2 minutes for Cross Checking

NYR Penalty – 9:20 – Brendan Smith 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 9:20 – Garnet Hathaway 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS PPG – 10:18 – TJ Oshie (6) from John Carlson (14) and Nicklas Backstrom (6)

WAS Penalty – 11:42 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Slashing

NYR Penalty – 15:29 – Libor Hajek 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS ENG – 19:32 – Garnet Hathaway (2) from Carl Hagelin (2)

 

End of 3rd – NYR – 2       WAS – 5

10-18 v NYR 3

 

Next Up:

Washington (5-2-2 12pts) @ Chicago (2-2-1 3pts)

NY Rangers (2-3-0 4pts) v. Vancouver (4-2-0 8pts)

 

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