Game Recap – 12/6/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Anaheim Ducks

Washington Capitals (21-4-5 47pts) v. Anaheim Ducks 12-12-4 28pts)


Game Recap:

In their second and final matchup for the 2019-20 the season the Washington Capitals travel to Anaheim to take on the Ducks, and after their previous matchup in DC on November 18th all eyes were on Garnet Hathaway and Erik Gudbranson to see if their bad blood would boil over. However, in the first period we wouldn’t see any bad blood shown between these two teams as they both focused more on the hockey, than what happened in the past, and a great indicator was that was the Capitals hustle in the Ducks’ zone as Travis Boyd would score off a bad angle after receiving a beautiful pass from Carl Hagelin to take the 1-0 lead. Late in the period Hagelin would take an interference penalty, but the Capitals would hold the Ducks of the board to take their one goal lead into the intermission.


In the second period the Ducks would be caught with too many men on the ice early, and the with the powerplay opportunity the Capitals would get some chances, but would be sloppy at the same time as they were not able to capitalize on the opportunity. However, the Capitals would get another chance at the powerplay as Gudbranson would come after Hathaway and despite the linesman getting involved quickly to prevent the two from fighting, Hathaway and Gubranson would both get 10 minute misconducts, but Gudbranson would get an additional two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct for initiating the scuffle. While on their second powerplay opportunity the Capitals would strike this time around as Evgeny Kuznetsov would strike to grow the lead to two for the Capitals. After the powerplay goal, more fireworks would take place as Nicolas Deslauriers would challenge Radko Gudas to a fight and both would get five minutes each for fighting but Deslauriers would receive an additional ten minute misconduct. Then shortly after the Capitals would get another powerplay off a Cam Fowler high stick, but 30 seconds into it TJ Oshie would be called for cross checking to kill the powerplay for the Capitals. On the abbreviated powerplay for the Ducks Sam Steel would score for the Ducks, however, the Capitals would challenge the goal for offsides and win the challenge to keep the the 2-0 lead. However, the Ducks would eventually get on the board as Ryan Getzlaf would knock in the rebound in the slot to cut the Capitals lead to one.


Then in the third period the Ducks would only need 45 seconds to tie the game as Adam Henrique would score his ninth of the season to tie the game at two. However, the Ducks would misplay the puck in their own zone and Jakub Vrana would take advantage for his 15th of the season to retake the one goal lead for the Capitals. Then Gudbranson and Hathaway would finally get to drop the gloves with each other, and both would get majors for fighting. The rest of the period would get testy for both teams, but in the end the Capitals would hold on to win 3-2 over the Ducks.



Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller – T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Travis Boyd — Richard Panik

Brendan Leipsic — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: None

Injured: Nicklas Backstrom (upper body)


Anaheim Ducks:

Rickard Rakell — Ryan Getzlaf — Troy Terry

Max Comtois — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie — Sam Steel — Ondrej Kase

Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm — Michael Del Zotto

Cam Fowler — Erik Gudbranson

Brendan Guhle — Korbinian Holzer

Ryan Miller

Anthony Stolarz

Scratched: Devin Shore, Josh Mahura, John Gibson

Injured: Josh Manson (lower body)


First Period:

WAS Goal – 9:00 – Travis Boyd (2) from Carl Hagelin (6) and Dmitry Orlov (10)

WAS Penalty – 18:08 – Carl Hagelin 2 minutes for Interference


End of 1st

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Second Period:

ANA Penalty – 2:12 – Bench (Brendan Guhle) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

ANA Penalty – 4:54 – Erik Gudbranson 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

ANA Penalty – 4:54 – Erik Gudbranson 10 minute Misconduct

WAS Penalty – 4:54 – Garnet Hathaway 10 minute Misconduct

WAS PPG – 5:10 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (12) from John Carlson (32) and Jakub Vrana (12)

WAS Penalty – 8:17 – Radko Gudas 5 minute major for Fighting

ANA Penalty – 8:17 – Nicolas Deslauriers 5 minute major for Fighting

ANA Penalty – 8:17 – Nicolas Deslauriers 10 minute Misconduct

ANA Penalty – 9:06 – Cam Fowler 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS Penalty – 9:36 – TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Cross Checking

WAS Penalty – 11:40 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Slashing

ANA Goal – 17:03 – Ryan Getzlaf (10) from Troy Terry (4)


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

ANA Goal – :45 – Adam Henrique (9) from Ryan Getzlaf (13)

WAS Goal – 1:37 – Jakub Vrana (15) from unassisted

ANA Penalty – 3:06 – Erik Gudbranson 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 3:06 – Garnet Hathaway 5 minute major for Fighting

ANA Penalty – 9:39 – Derek Grant 2 minutes for Cross Checking

WAS Penalty – 9:39 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Roughing


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (22-4-5 49pts) v. Columbus (11-13-4 26pts)

Anaheim (12-13-4 28pts) @ Winnipeg (17-10-2 36pts)


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