Game Recap – 12/31/2019 – New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals

New York Islanders (23-10-3 49pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-8-5 59pts)


Game Recap:

In the last game of 2019 and for the decade, the Washington Capitals would play host to the New York Islanders. In the first period the Islanders would jump to and early 2-0 lead with goals from Casey Czikas and Brock Nelson. However, the Capitals would respond as Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson would strike to tie the game at two. The Capitals would find themselves in the penalty box twice in the first, but would be successful on killing both penalties.


In the second period Kuznetsov would score his second of the game 44 seconds into the period to give the Capitals the 3-2 lead, but a little over three minutes later Czikas would net his second of the game to tie the game back up at three for the Islanders. Then Tom Kuhnhackl would score his second of the season to give the Islanders the lead back as the Islanders would take the 4-3 lead into the second intermission.


In the third period both teams would have some back and forth chances, but the Capitals would dominate the majority of the period outshooting the Islanders 17-4 in the third, but even with a late powerplay opportunity for the Capitals, the Islanders would hold on to win 4-3 to end 2019 and the 2010’s decade.



New York Islanders:

Anders Lee — Mathew Barzal — Tom Kuhnhackl

Anthony Beauvillier — Brock Nelson — Derick Brassard

Ross Johnston — Josh Bailey — Jordan Eberle

Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Leo Komarov

Nick Leddy — Johnny Boychuk

Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews — Scott Mayfield

Thomas Greiss

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Noah Dobson, Michael Dal Colle

Injured: Cal Clutterbuck (wrist)


Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Nicklas Backstrom — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Richard Panik

Brendan Leipsic — Travis Boyd — Garnet Hathaway

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Nic Dowd

Injured: Christian Djoos (upper body)


First Period:

WAS Penalty – 4:43 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Hooking

NYI Goal – 7:13 – Casey Czikas (7) from Scott Mayfield (7) and Leo Komarov (6)

NYI Goal – 10:39 – Brock Nelson (14) from Nick Leddy (14) and Anthony Beauvillier (13)

WAS Goal – 10:53 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (14) from Dmitry Orlov (16)

WAS Goal – 14:17 – Tom Wilson (13) from Nicklas Backstrom (22) and Alex Ovechkin (15)

WAS Penalty – 17:18 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Slasahing


End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Goal – :44 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (15) from TJ Oshie (13)

NYI Goal – 4:27 – Casey Czikas (8) from Matt Martin (2)

NYI Goal – 12:34 – Tom Kuhnhackl (2) from Mathew Barzal (18) and Anders Lee (12)

NYI Penalty – 13:25 – Casey Czikas 2 minutes for Interference


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 7:11 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Roughing

NYI Penalty – 7-11 – Casey Czikas 2 minutes for Roughing

NYI Penalty – 19:00 – Scott Mayfield 2 minutes for Tripping


End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (27-9-5 59pts) @ Carolina (23-14-2 48pts)

NY Islanders (24-10-3 51pts) v. New Jersey (12-19-6 30pts)

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