Game Recap – 11/20/2019 – Washington Capitals v. New York Rangers

Washington Capitals (16-3-4 36pts) v. New York Rangers (8-8-2 18pts)


Game Recap:

At the legendary Madison Square Garden the Washington Capitals look to continue their winning ways as they take on the New York Rangers for the second time this season. In the first period, the majority of the period would feature a lot of back and forth between the two clubs. Beck Malenstyn, who is making his NHL debut, would have a really great opportunity to break the scoreless tie, but Henrik Lundqvist would shut the door to keep the game tied at zero. in the final five minutes of the period Lundqvist would be bailed out by his friend the posts as the Capitals would hit the pipe three times. Then with 34 seconds left, Tom Wilson would get called for boarding to give the Rangers the extra man advantage to start the second period.


In the second period the Rangers would be able to take advantage of the powerplay as Kaapo Kakko would do a great job of feeding Artemi Panarin to break the scoreless tie and take the 1-0 lead. The Capitals would gain a powerplay opportunity of their own, and while they would get some quality chances, the Capitals would not be able to capitalize on their extra man advantage. In the final seconds of the period Alex Ovechkin would be called for tripping Panarin, and the Rangers will start the third with the man advantage.


In the third period the Rangers would not be able to convert on the Ovechkin penalty, but Dmitry Orlov would be called for high sticking and Artemi Panarin would strike for his second of the game on the powerplay to give the Rangers the two goal lead. Then 23 seconds later Pavel Buchnevich would score his third of the season to grow the Rangers lead to three. However, on a Brendan Smith tripping penalty Evgeny Kuznetsov would get the Capitals on the board to cut the Rangers lead back to two, but in the latter half of the third period Brett Howden would get on the board to reclaim the three goal lead for the Rangers and secure the 4-1 victory.



Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie

Richard Panik — Michael Sgarbossa — Travis Boyd

Beck Malenstyn — Chandler Stephenson — Brendan Leipsic

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Radko Gudas

Jonas Siegenthaler — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Tyler Lewington

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

Suspended: Garnet Hathaway


New York Rangers:

Artemi Panarin — Ryan Strome — Jesper Fast

Chris Kreider — Filip Chytil — Pavel Buchnevich

Brendan Lemieux — Brett Howden — Kaapo Kakko

Tim Gettinger — Greg McKegg — Brendan Smith

Libor Hajek — Jacob Trouba

Brady Skjei — Tony DeAngelo

Ryan Lindgren — Adam Fox

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Scratched: Micheal Haley

Injured: Mika Zibanejad (upper body), Marc Staal (ankle)


First Period:

WAS Penalty – 19:26 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Boarding


End of 1st

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Second Period:

NYR PPG – 1:14 – Artemi Panarin (10) from Kaapo Kakko (3) and Adam Fox (6)

NYR Penalty – 7:02 – Greg McKegg 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Penalty – 19:52 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Tripping


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 2:32 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for High Sticking

NYR PPG – 3:57 – Artemi Panarin (11) from Kaapo Kakko (4) and Ryan Strome (13)

NYR Goal – 4:20 – Pavel Buchnevich (3) from Filip Chytil (2) and Brendan Lemieux (6)

NYR Penalty – 6:08 – Brendan Smith 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS PPG – 07:24 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (10) from John Carlson (28)

NYR Goal – 13:34 – Brett Howden (3) from Pavel Buchnevich (14) and Chris Kreider (6)

NYR Penalty – 16:32 – Brendan Lemieux 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 16:32 – Tom Wilson 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – 16:32 – Brendan Lemieux (Chris Kreider) 2 minutes for Roughing


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (16-4-4 36pts) v. Vancouver (10-8-4 24pts)

NY Rangers (9-8-2 20pts) @ Ottawa (10-11-1 21pts)


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