Game Recap – 12/20/2019 – Washington Capitals v. New Jersey Devils

Washington Capitals (24-6-5 53pts) v. New Jersey Devils (11-17-5 27pts)


Game Recap:

To end their three game road trip the Washington Capitals go up I-95 to take on the New Jersey Devils, and early in the first the Capitals would get themselves into penalty trouble as Jonas Siegenthaler would be called for hooking. On the powerplay Kyle Palmieri would not be challenged in front of the net and would tap in the powerplay goal to take the 1-0 lead. However, late in the period the Capitals brass would double shift their first line as Nicklas Backstrom would find Alex Ovechkin to net the game tying goal, but then 70 seconds later Backstrom would tip a John Carlson point blast to take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission.


In the second period the Devils would strike back as they would go on a break and Blake Coleman would score his10th of the season to tie the game at two. Both teams would get powerplay opportunities, but neither would be able to take the lead with the extra man advantage. However, the Capitals would strike while playing four on four as Dmitry Orlov and Backstrom would play some tic-tac-toe to allow Backstrom to score his second of the game, and take the 3-2 lead.


Then in the third period John Carlson would come streaking down the center as Michal Kempny would feed him for the cross ice pass into the slot to give the Capitals the 4-2 lead, then Jonas Siegenthaler would rip one top shelf to grow the Capitals lead to three. At 11:35 of the period the Devils would pull Mackenzie Blackwood and put in Gilles Senn, however, it would not make a difference as Richard Panik would net his third of the season to grow the lead to four. But Miles Wood would score in the final thirty seconds of the game for the Devils, but the Capitals would walk away with the 6-3 victory.



Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Lars Eller — Richard Panik

Brendan Leipsic – Travis Boyd — Garnet Hathaway

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Ilya Samsonov

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Nic Dowd

Injured : None


New Jersey Devils:

Jesper Bratt — Nico Hischier — Kyle Palmieri

Blake Coleman — Travis Zajac — Nikita Gusev

Pavel Zacha — Jack Hughes — Wayne Simmonds

Jesper Boqvist — Michael McLeod — Miles Wood

Andy Greene — P.K. Subban

Will Butcher — Sami Vatanen

Mirco Mueller — Damon Severson

Mackenzie Blackwood

Gilles Senn

Scratched: John Hayden, Kevin Rooney, Connor Carrick

Injured: Matt Tennyson (upper body), Louis Domingue (lower body)


First Period:

WAS Penalty – 2:50 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Hooking

NJ PPG – 4:00 – Kyle Palmieri (14) from Nico Hischier (12) and PK Subban (4)

WAS Penalty Shot – 6:09 – Carl Hagelin – Missed

WAS Penalty – 15:46 – Brendan Leipsic 2 minutes for Delay of Game

WAS Goal – 18:25 – Alex Ovechkin (22) from Nicklas Backstrom (18) and Tom Wilson (11)

WAS Goal – 19:35 – Nicklas Backstrom (7) from John Carlson (34) and Tom Wilson (12)


End of 1st

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Second Period:

NJ Goal – 4:15 – Blake Coleman (10) from Nikita Gusev (11)

WAS Penalty – 11:41 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Slashing

NJ Penalty – 15:53 – Sami Vatanen 2 minutes for Slashing

NJ Penalty – 18:50 – Miles Wood 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Penalty – 18:50 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Goal – 19:31 – Nicklas Backstrom (8) from Dmitry Orlov (13) and Alex Ovechkin (13)


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Goal – :42 – John Carlson (13) from Michal Kempny (10) and Nicklas Backstrom (19)

WAS Goal – 6:53 – Jonas Siegenthaler (2) from Radko Gudas (9) and Nic Dowd (5)

NJ Penalty – 13:07 – Miles Wood 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 13:07 – Nick Jensen 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Goal – 15:33 – Richard Panik (3) from Lars Eller (11) and Carl Hagelin (7)

NJ Goal – 19:37 – Miles Wood (4) from Damon Severson (5)


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (25-6-5 55pts) v. Tampa Bay (17-12-4 16pts)

New Jersey (11-18-5 27pts) v. Columbus (15-14-6 36pts)

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