Game Recap – 10/22/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Calgary Flames

Washington Capitals (6-2-2 14pts) v. Calgary Flames (5-4-1 11pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals come to Calgary looking to grow their current winning streak to four games, but the Flames will look to end that for the Capitals. In the first period both teams would trade powerplay opportunitie, but neither team would be able to capitalize on their chances. the first period would also see the Flames out shoot the Capitals 15-9.

 

In the second period some puck luck would come the Capitals way as John Carlson would get a lucky one past Cam Talbot to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead 35 seconds into the period. Then a little over two minutes later Chandler Stephenson would get the puck from Talbot behind the net and throw it in front and hit of the defender and into the empty net for the 2-0 lead. However, on a questionable call on Alex Ovechkin for interference would give the Flames their second powerplay opportunity, and this time they would strike as Johnny Gaudreau would feed Elia Lindholm for the powerplay strike. The Flames would get another powerplay opportunity, but moments after it expired Austin Czarnik would score his first of the season to tie the game, but 10 seconds later Alex Ovechkin would score his seventh of the season to retake the lead for the Capitals.

 

In the third period It would be Tom Wilson scoring to expand the Capitals lead to two, and then with the Flames net empty John Carlson would score his second of the game to reach 20 points for the month of October., However, the Flames would get one more on the board as Tabias Rieder would get on the board, but it would not be enough as the Capitals would be victorious 5-3.

 

Lineups:

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

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Tyler Lewington, Travis Boyd

Injured: Richard Panik (upper body)

 

Calgary Flames:

Johnny Gaudreau — Sean Monahan — Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk — Mikael Backlund — Austin Czarnik

Andrew Mangiapane — Derek Ryan — Tobias Rieder

Milan Lucic — Mark Jankowski — Michael Frolik

Mark Giordano — Rasmus Andersson

Noah Hanifin — Travis Hamonic

TJ Brodie — Michael Stone

Cam Talbot

David Rittich

Scratched: Oliver Kylington

Injured: Sam Bennett (lower body)

 

First Period:

CAL Penalty – 6:34 – Mark Giordano 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Penalty – 10:10 – Nic Dowd 2 minutes for Holding

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Goal – :35 – John Carlson (4) from Alex Ovechkin (5) and TJ Oshie (3)

WAS Goal – 2:41 – Chandler Stephenson (1) from unassisted

WAS Penalty – 2:51 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Interference

CAL PPG – 3:19 – Elias Lindholm (6) from Johnny Gaudreau (6) and Mark Giordano (5)

CAL Penalty – 5:15 – Derek Ryan 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 14:21 – TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Slashing

CAL Goal – 16:25 – Austin Czarnik (1) from Milan Lucic (1) and TJ Brodie (4)

WAS Goal – 16:35 – Alex Ovechkin (7) from Nicklas Backstrom (7)

WAS Penalty – 16:51 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

CAL Penalty – 7:51 – TJ Brodie 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Goal – 12:34 – Tom Wilson (4) from Lars Eller (5) and Michal Kempny (2)

WAS ENG – 18:15 – John Carlson (5) from unassisted

CAL Goal – 19:44 – Tobias Rieder (1) from Andrew Mangiapane (1) and Derek Ryan (4)

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (7-2-2 16pts) @ Edmonton (7-2-1 15pts)

Calgary (5-5-1 11pts) v. Florida (4-2-3 11pts)

 

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