Game Recap – 11/16/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Boston Bruins

Washington Capitals (14-3-4 32pts) v. Boston Bruins (12-3-4 28pts)

 

Game Recap:

Shipping up to Boston after a disappointing showing at home the night before against the Montreal Canadiens, the Washington Capitals look to rebound against the Bruins. In the first period the Capitals would get a powerplay opportunity near the half way point of the period, but their struggles from the night before continued as they were unable to handle the puck well, and squandered their powerplay. Then shortly after the powerplay ended for the Capitals, the Bruins would strike as Danton Heinen would feed a beautiful pass across the slot to Charlie Coyle to bank in his fourth goal of the season to give the Bruins the one goal lead. However, the Capitals would respond as Travis Boyd, who was recalled from Hershey earlier in the day, would cut through the slot area and redirect a John Carlson point blast to get his first of the season and tie the game at one.

 

In the second period the Bruins would fail to capitalize on the remaining time left on their powerplay from the first period, but once it was over the Bruins would still respond anyways as David Pastrnak would score off a bad angle to retake the one goal lead over the Capitals. The Capitals would get a powerplay opportunity a little later, but would not do anything substantial with it. The Bruins would earn another powerplay as well, and just like the Capitals were unable to make anything of the opportunity.

 

In the third period there wouldn’t be a lot outside of Tom Wilson and Zdeno Chara both getting minors for roughing until the final minute of regulation as the Capitals would pull Braden Holtby and a slick pass from behind the net to TJ Oshie who would bury it to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. After a scoreless extra five minutes the game would head to the shootout. After being tied at one goal each after the first three rounds, Jakub Vrana would undress Jaroslav Halak to score the winning goal in the shootout and give the Capitals the 3-2 victory.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Richard Panik — Lars Eller — Garnet Hathaway

Brendan Leipsic — Chandler Stephenson — Travis Boyd

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Radko Gudas

Jonas Siegenthaler — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Vitek Vanecek

Scratched: None

Injured: Nic Dowd (upper body), Carl Hagelin (upper body)

 

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — David Krejci — David Pastrnak

Anders Bjork — Charlie Coyle — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — Sean Kuraly — Chris Wagner

Trent Frederic — Par Lindholm — Paul Carey

Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Matt Grzelcyk — Brandon Carlo

Urho Vaakanainen — Connor Clifton

Jaroslav Halak

Tuukka Rask

Scratched: Steven Kampfer

Injured: Torey Krug (upper body), Jake DeBrusk (lower body), Brett Ritchie (upper body), David Backes (upper body), Zach Senyshyn (lower body), Karson Kuhlman (fractured tibia), Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), Patrice Bergeron (lower body)

 

First Period:

BOS Penalty – 8:03 – David Pastrnak 2 minutes for Hooking

BOS Goal – 11:32 – Charlie Coyle (4) from Danton Heinen (5) and Charlie McAvoy (5)

WAS Goal – 14:27 – Travis Boyd (1) from John Carlson (24) and Brendan Leipsic (5)

WAS Penalty – 19:21 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

BOS Goal – 3:30 – David Pastrnak (17) from Charlie McAvoy (6) and David Krejci (9)

BOS Penalty – 4:42 – Danton Heinen 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Penalty – 10:05 – Brendan Leipsic 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Penalty – 19:44 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Cross Checking

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

BOS Penalty – 13:59 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Penalty – 13:59 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Goal – 19:01 – TJ Oshie (10) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (11) and Nicklas Backstrom (13)

 

End of 3rd

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Overtime:

N/A

 

Shootout:

1 – WAS – TJ Oshie – Save

1 – BOS – Charlie Coyle – Goal

2 – WAS – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Miss

2 – BOS – David Pastrnak – Save

3 – WAS – Nicklas Backstrom – Goal

3 – BOS – Brad Marchand – Save

4 – WAS – Alex Ovechkin – Save

4 – BOS – David Krejci – Save

5 – WAS – Jakub Vrana – Goal

5 – BOS – Chris Wagner – Save

 

Final

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Next Up:

Washington (15-3-4 34pts) v. Anaheim (9-9-2 20pts)

Boston (12-3-5 29pts) @ New Jersey (6-8-4 16pts)

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