Game Recap – 11/23/2019 – Vancouver Canucks v. Washington Capitals

Vancouver Canucks (11-8-4 26pts) v. Washington Capitals (16-4-4 36pts)

 

Game Recap:

Celebrating Hockey Fights Cancer with a special starting six, the Washington Capitals would play host to the Vancouver Canucks and a little over two minutes into the game Jakub Vrana would unleash a bullet past Jacob Markstrom to take the early 1-0 lead. The Capitals would then get a powerplay opportunity, but they would not be able to capitalize on it despite getting some quality chances. Then the Canucks would get the Capitals into penalty to get a 58 second two man advantage that would see Elias Pettersson score to tie the game at one. The Capitals would be able to kill off the second penalty to keep the game tied at one. After some more back and forth between the two teams, time would expire and remain tied at one going into the first intermission.

 

In the second period there would be no goals scored, but the Capitals would give the Canucks two more powerplay opportunities. However, this time the Capitals were able to execute the penalty kill much better than in the first period. Tom Wilson would also draw an interference call on Tyler Myers to give the Capitals their second powerplay of the game, and will have a little over a minute of powerplay time to start the third period.

 

In the third period the Capitals would fail to score on their powerplay to open the period, and again on a powerplay they earned while forcing the play in the Canucks zone they would fail to capitalize on the opportunity. Both teams would trade chances late in the third, but neither team would score and the game would go to overtime. In overtime Evgeny Kuznetsov would take a hooking penalty, but the Capitals would stay alive by killing off the penalty. In the final minute of overtime both Alex Ovechkin and TJ Oshie would try to secure the victory for the Capitals, but Jacob Markstrom would stand tall to force the game to go to the shootout. Then after six scoreless rounds, it would be Bo Horvat scoring in the seventh round to secure the 2-1 victory for the Canucks.

 

Lineups:

Vancouver Canucks:

Tanner Pearson — Elias Pettersson — Brock Boeser

J.T. Miller — Bo Horvat — Zack MacEwen

Josh Leivo — Adam Gaudette — Jake Virtanen

Tim Schaller — Jay Beagle — Tyler Graovac

Alexander Edler — Troy Stecher

Quinn Hughes — Christopher Tanev

Jordie Benn — Tyler Myers

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Sven Baertschi, Loui Eriksson, Oscar Fantenberg

Injured: Brandon Sutter (groin strain), Tyler Motte (foot), Antoine Roussel (knee), Micheal Ferland (concussion protocol)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie

Richard Panik — Chander Stephenson — Travis Boyd

Beck Malenstyn — Michael Sgarbossa — Brendan Leipsic

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Christian Djoos

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

Suspended: Garnet Hathaway

 

First Period:

WAS Goal – 2:22 – Jakub Vrana (11) from Lars Eller (8)

VAN Penalty – 10:29 – Jake Virtanen 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS Penalty – 12:42 – Chandler Stephenson 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 13:44 – Richard Panik 2 minutes for Tripping

VAN PPG – 14:00 – Elias Pettersson (10) from JT Miller (14) and Quinn Hughes (16)

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 8:37 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Penalty – 16:20 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Hooking

VAN Penalty – 19:14 – Tyler Myers 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

VAN Penalty – 4:43 – Zack MacEwen 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 3rd

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Overtime:

WAS Penalty – 1:25 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Hooking

 

Shootout:

1 – WAS – TJ Oshie – Save

1 – VAN – Brock Boeser – Save

2 – WAS – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Save

2 – VAN – Elias Pettersson – Save

3 – WAS – Alex Ovechkin – Save

3 – VAN – Josh Leivo – Missed

4 – WAS – Jakub Vrana – Save

4 – VAN – JT Miller – Save

5 – WAS – Lars Eller – Miss

5 – VAN – Adam Gaudette – Miss

6 – WAS – John Carlson – Save

6 – VAN – Tanner Pearson –

7 – WAS – Dmitry Orlov – Save

7 – VAN – Bo Horvat – Goal

 

Final

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Next Up:

Washington (16-4-5 37pts) v. Florida (12-5-5 29pts)

Vancouver (12-7-4 28pts) @ Philadelphia (11-7-4 26pts)

 

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