Game Recap – 12/21/2019 – Tampa Bay Lightning v. Washington Capitals

Tampa Bay Lightning (17-12-4 38pts) v. Washington Capitals (25-6-5 55pts)


Game Recap:

In the second game of their back to back, the Washington Capitals would host the Tampa Bay Lightning for the third and final time of the 2019-20 regular season. In the first period there would not be any scoring, but instead a few penalties as both teams would trade powerplay opportunities.


In the second period the Capitals would kill off the remaining 40+ seconds of their second penalty that bled into the second period, and shortly after Radko Gudas would unleash a bomb from the point to score his first as a Capital, and to also break the scoreless tie as the Capitals took the 1-0 lead.


Then in the third period Nikita Kucherov would tie the game for the Lightning at one midway through the period, but the Capitals would retake the lead as Dmitry Orlov would net his third of the season to give the Capitals the 2-1 lead. Then while killing off their sixth penalty of the game, Nic Dowd would hit the empty netter for the Capitals to take the 3-1 victory.



Tampa Bay Lightning:

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Nikita Kucherov

Alex Killorn — Anthony Cirelli — Steven Stamkos

Pat Maroon — Cedric Paquette — Yanni Gourde

Carter Verhaeghe — Tyler Johnson — Mitchell Stephens

Victor Hedman — Jan Rutta

Ryan McDonagh — Erik Cernak

Mikhail Sergachev — Kevin Shattenkirk

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Luke Schenn

Injured: Braydon Coburn (lower body)


Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Lars Eller — 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: Travis Boyd

Injured: None


First Period:

TB Penalty – 4:26 – Bench (Steven Stamkos) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

WAS Penalty – 8:08 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Hooking

TB Penalty – 16:59 – Mitchell Stephens 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS Penalty – 18:47 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Interference


End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Goal – 4:40 – Radko Gudas (1) from Lars Eller (12) and Jonas Siegenthaler (5)

WAS Penalty – 12:14 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Hooking


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

TB Penalty – 4:29 – Jan Rutta 2 minutes for Holding

TB Goal – 10:00 – Nikita Kucherov (12) from Brayden Point (13) and Ondrej Palat (9)

WAS Penalty – 10:35 – Nick Jensen 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 11:09 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Delay of Game

WAS Goal – 13:57 – Dmitry Orlov (3) from Jakub Vrana (15) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (21)

WAS Penalty – 16:12 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS ENSHG – 17:37 – Nic Dowd (3) from Tom Wilson (13) and Dmitry Orlov (14)

WAS Penalty – 18:51 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Delay of Game


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (26-6-5 57pts) @ Boston (21-7-8 50pts)

Tampa Bay (17-13-4 38pts) v. Florida (17-12-5 39pts)

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