Game Recap – 11/27/2019 – Florida Panthers v. Washington Capitals

Florida Panthers (12-7-5 29pts) v. Washington Capitals (16-4-5 37pts)


Game Recap:

On Thanksgiving Eve the Washington Capitals played host to the Florida Panthers. In the first period the Capitals would get hit with two early penalties that they would kill. Then Alex Ovechkin would strike first first for the Capitals late in the period to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead.


Then in the second period things would heat up as former Capital Brett Connolly would score to tie the game at one. Then with a minute left in the period Richard Panik would score his second of the season to retake the lead, but Mike Hoffman would score 22 seconds later to tie the game once again as both teams enters the second intermission tied at two a piece.


In the third period the Capitals would strike early as Lars Eller would tap one in for his sixth of the season and the 3-2 lead. Then Brendan Leipsic would tally his third of the season to give the Capitals a two goal lead, but the Panthers would strike once more as Vincent Trocheck would score in the final five minutes of regulation, but the Capitals would hang on to win 4-3 over their former Southeast Division rivals.



Florida Panthers:

Jonathan Huberdeau — Aleksander Barkov — Mike Hoffman

Brett Connolly — Vincent Trocheck — Denis Malgin

Frank Vatrano — Dominic Toninato — Evgenii Dadonov

Brian Boyle — Noel Acciari — Colton Sceviour

Keith Yandle — Aaron Ekblad

Mike Matheson — Anton Stralman

Mark Pysyk — Josh Brown

Sergei Bobrovsky

Chris Driedger

Scratched: None

Injured: Jayce Hawryluk (upper body), MacKenzie Weegar (upper body)


Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie

Richard Panik — Chandler Stephenson — Travis Boyd

Beck Malenstyn — Nic Dowd — 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), Carl Hagelin (upper body)

Suspended: Garnet Hathaway


First Period:

WAS Penalty – 5:03 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Holding

WAS Penalty – 7:35 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Delay of Game

WAS Goal – 17:57 – Alex Ovechkin (16) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (13)


End of 1st

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Second Period:

FLA Penalty – :24 – Jonathan Huberdeau 2 minutes for Tripping

FLA Goal – 11:17 – Bret Connolly (12) from Vincent Trocheck (9) and Keith Yandle (17)

WAS Penalty – 13:44 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Goal – 19:00 – Richard Panik (2) from Jonas Siegenthaler (3)

FLA Goal – 19:22 – Mike Hoffman (10) from Aleksander Barkov (23)


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Goal – 5:18 – Lars Eller (6) from Jakub Vrana (9)

WAS Goal – 11:59 – Brendan Leipsic (3) from Radko Gudas (6) and Jonas Siegenthaler (4)

FLA Penalty – 12:36 – Aleksander Barkov 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Penalty – 12:36 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Diving

FLA Goal – 15:31 – Vincent Trocheck (4) from Keith Yandle (18) and Jonathan Huberdeau (21)

FLA Penalty – 19:11 – Keith Yandle 2 minutes for Interference


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (17-4-5 39pts) v. Tampa Bay (12-8-2 27pts)

Florida (12-8-5 29pts) v. Nashville (11-9-3 25pts)


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