Game Recap – 10/29/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Toronto Maple Leafs

Washington Capitals (8-2-3 19pts) v. Toronto Maple Leafs (6-5-2 14pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals head to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs to close up their five game road trip, but it would be the Leafs striking first as Andreas Johnsson would score 40 seconds into the game to take the quick 1-0 lead. Then after both teams traded powerplay opportunities it would be the Capitals striking to tie the game as John Carlson would blast a bullet past Frederik Andersen to tie the game at one. Both teams would powerplay opportunities again, including a two man advantage for Toronto, but neither team would capitalize on their opportunities as the game would remain tied at one going into the first intermission.

 

In the second period the Capitals would strike on the powerplay to take the 2-1 lead when John Carlson would score his second of the game, but then the Capitals would do a march to the penalty box to allow the Leafs to take back the momentum. Then in the final minute of the second Auston Matthews would get one past Braden Holtby to tie the game at two as they entered the intermission.

 

In the third period the Capitals and Leafs would trade goals once again as Auston Matthews would score his second of the game to give the Leafs the 3-2 lead, but then Alex Ovechkin would score his tenth of the season to tie the game and send it to overtime. then in overtime the Maple Leafs would put themselves into penalty trouble and the Capitals would take advantage as Ovechkin would score his second of the game to secure the Capitals the 4-3 overtime victory to close out their five game road trip.

 

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 — Travis Boyd

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Tyler Lewington, Chandler Stephenson

Injured: Richard Panik (upper body)

 

Toronto Maple Leafs:

Andreas Johnsson — Auston Matthews — William Nylander

Ilya Mikheyev — Alexander Kerfoot — Mitchell Marner

Trevor Moore — Jason Spezza — Kasperi Kapanen

Dmytro Timashov — Nicholas Shore — Frederik Gauthier

Morgan Rielly — Cody Ceci

Jake Muzzin — Tyson Barrie

Travis Dermott — Justin Holl

Frederik Andersen

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Nic Petan, Martin Marincin, Kevin Gravel

Injured: John Tavares (broken finger), Zach Hyman (ACL)

 

First Period:

TOR Goal – :40 – Andreas Johnsson (4) from Auston Matthews (5)

TOR Penalty – 3:10 – Morgan Rielly 2 minutes for Cross Checking

WAS Penalty – 5:15 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Goal – 10:47 – John Carlson (6) from Alex Ovechkin (6) and Nicklas Backstrom (8)

TOR Penalty – 14:55 – Justin Holl 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 16:47 – Jakub Vrana 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Penalty – 18:04 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 3:34 – TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Holding

TOR Penalty – 6:31 – Alexander Kerfoot 2 minutes for High Sticking

TOR Penalty – 7:53 – Cody Ceci 2 minutes for Holding

WAS PPG – 7:59 – John Carlson (7) from Alex Ovechkin (7) and Backstrom (9)

WAS Penalty – 10:57 – Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 15:20 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Interference

TOR Goal – 19:27 – Auston Matthews (10) from Tyson Barrie (5) and Morgan Rielly (11)

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 1:27 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Charging

TOR Penalty – 1:27 – Frederik Gauthier 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Penalty – 1:27 – Tom Wilson (Brendan Leipsic) 2 minutes for Cross Checking

TOR PPG – 1:46 – Auston Matthews (11) from William Nylander (6) and Mitch Marner (13)

WAS Goal – 4:10 – Alex Ovechkin (10) from TJ Oshie (4) and Nicklas Backstrom (10)

TOR Penalty – 7:40 – Justin Holl 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 16:46 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 3rd

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Overtime:

TOR Penalty – :21 – William Nylander 2 minutes for Tripping

TOR Penalty – 2:20 – Mitch Marner 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS PPG – 4:00 – Alex Ovechkin (11) from Dmitry Orlov (5) and Jakub Vrana (5)

 

Final:

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Next Up:

Washington (9-2-3 21pts) v. Buffalo (9-2-2 20pts)

Toronto (6-5-3 15pts) @ Philadelphia (5-5-1 11pts)

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