Game Recap – 11/30/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Detroit Red Wings

Washington Capitals (18-4-5 41pts) v. Detroit Red Wings (7-18-3 17pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals head to Detroit to start their four game road trip, and for their second game of their weekend back to back. In the first period the Capitals would get themselves into penalty trouble, and while they would be effective on their first penalty kill, the second they would struggle and recently acquired forward Robby Fabbri would score on the powerplay to give the Red Wings the 1-0 lead. The Capitals would get a powerplay opportunity after giving up the goal, but they would not be able to capitalize with the man advantage. However, with eleven seconds left in the period, Tom Wilson would be called for kneeing and the Wings will get to start the second period with the powerplay.

 

In the second period the Capitals would kill the penalty by drawing one of their own against the Wings, and with their abbreviated powerplay opportunity TJ Oshie would strike from his 11th of the season to tie the game at one. Then after a failed powerplay opportunity it would be Alex Ovechkin for his 18th of the season to give the Capitals the 2-1 lead.

 

Then in the third period it would take some time before any fireworks would explode, but the explosion would be short lived as first Tom Wilson would score his tenth of the season to give the Capitals the 3-1 lead, but nine seconds later Luke Glendening would strike to get the Wings back within one. However, in the final two minutes of the game Alex Ovechkin would score back to back empty netters to complete the hat trick and give the Capitals the 5-2 victory over the Red Wings.

 

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie

Richard Panik — Chandler Stephenson — Travis Boyd

Brendan Leipsic — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Ilya Samsonov

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Christian Djoos, Beck Malenstyn

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

 

Detroit Red Wings:

Tyler Bertuzzi — Dylan Larkin — Luke Glendening

Robby Fabbri — Valtteri Filppula — Andreas Athanasiou

Filip Zadina — Frans Nielsen — Darren Helm

Brendan Perlini — Christoffer Ehn — Adam Erne

Madison Bowey — Filip Hronek

Mike Green — Dennis Cholowski

Dylan McIlrath — Alex Biega

Jonathan Bernier

Calvin Pickard

Scratched: Justin Abdelkader, Taro Hirose, Jonathan Ericsson

Injured: Danny DeKeyser (lower body), Trevor Daley (lower body), Anthony Mantha (lower body), Jimmy Howard (lower body), Patrik Nemeth (undisclosed)

 

First Period:

WAS Penalty – 8:28 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Penalty – 11:20 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Tripping

DET PPG – 11:47 – Robby Fabbri (6) from Dylan Larkin (11) and Filip Zadina (1)

DET Penalty – 14:33 – Dylan McIlrath 2 minutes for Holding

WAS Penalty – 19:49 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Kneeing

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

DET Penalty – 1:40 – Dylan Larkin 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS PPG – 2:19 – TJ Oshie (11) from Jakub Vrana (11) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (15)

DET Penalty – 4:39 – Filip Hronek 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Goal – 9:21 – Alex Ovechkin (18) from John Carlson (29) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (16)

WAS Penalty – 14:01 – Bench (Brendan Leipsic) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Goal – 14:23 – Tom Wilson (10) from Alex Ovechkin (11) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (17)

DET Goal – 14:32 – Luke Glendening (4) from Tyler Bertuzzi (13)

WAS ENG – 18:25 – Alex Ovechkin (19) from TJ Oshie (9) and Radko Gudas (7)

WAS ENG – 19:05 – Alex Ovechkin (20) from unassisted

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (19-4-5 43pts) @ San Jose (14-12-1 29pts)

Detroit (7-19-3 17pts) v. NY Islanders (17-5-2 36pts)

 

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