Game Recap – 1/3/2020 – Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals (27-9-5 59pts) v. Carolina Hurricanes (24-14-2 50pts)

 

Game Recap:

To kick off the new year, and a new decade, the Washington Capitals kick off the second half of the season on the road in Carolina as they look for their first victory over the Hurricanes since Game Five of the first round of last season’s playoffs.

 

In the first period we wouldn’t see any goals, but we would see the Hurricanes get two powerplay opportunities, including a 4 on 3 powerplay, however, the Capitals would shut them down with their penalty kill. The Hurricanes would out shoot the Capitals 18 to 7, and control most of the play.

 

In the second period the Capitals would come alive as they would work harder on getting pucks on net, and they would break the scoreless tie with a Richard Panik backhander that would take a bounce off the Carolina defender and into the gaping net to take the 1-0 lead. Then on their first powerplay the Capitals would strike again as John Carlson would freeze the defense and Petr Mrazek with a filthy fake and pass to Evgeny Kuznetsov who would would just tap it in to give the Capitals the 2-0 lead.

 

Then in the third period Jordan Staal would score 39 seconds into the period to get Carolina on the board, but shortly after the Capitals would retake the two goal lead with a powerplay tally from Lars Eller, and a little over two minutes later take the 4-1 lead with Jakub Vrana’s 16th of the season. However, the Hurricanes would strike on back to back powerplays as Teuvo Teravainen and Ryan Dzingel would both strike to bring the Hurricanes within one of the Capitals. The capitals would get a late powerplay, vut they were not able to capitalize on it, but they were able to hold on take the 4-3 victory to kick off the second half of the season.

 

Lineups:

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

Jonas Siegenthaler — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Michal Kempny — Radko Gudas

Ilya Samsonov

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Travis Boyd

Injured: Christian Djoos (upper body)

 

Carolina Hurricanes:

Nino Niederreiter — Sebastian Aho — Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov — Jordan Staal — Warren Foegele

Ryan Dzingel — Erik Haula — Martin Necas

Brock McGinn — Lucas Wallmark — Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Jake Gardiner — Brett Pesce

Haydn Fleury — Joel Edmundson

Petr Mrazek

James Reimer

Scratched: Trevor van Riemsdyk

Injured: None

 

First Period:

WAS Penalty – 7:14 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Delay of Game

CAR Penalty – 11:26 – Nino Niederreiter 2 minutes for Goalie Interference

WAS Penalty – 11:26 – Ilya Samsonov (Vrana) 2 minutes for Embellishment

WAS Penalty – 12:16 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 20:00 – Nic Dowd 10 minute Misconduct

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Goal – 2:58 – Richard Panik (5) from Lars Eller (14)

CAR Penalty – 4:17 – Sebastian Aho 2 minutes for Interference

WAS PPG – 5:07 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (16) from John Carlson (38) and Nicklas Backstrom (23)

WAS Penalty – 8:12 – Alex Ovechkin 2 minutes for Slashing

CAR Penalty – 13:43 – Sebastian Aho 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 16:18 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

CAR Goal – :39 – Jordan Staal (6) from Brett Pesce (10) and Andrei Svechnikov (22)

CAR Penalty – :53 – Erik Haula 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS PPG – 2:29 – Lars Eller (9) from Alex Ovechkin (16) and Dmitry Orlov (17)

WAS Goal – 4:51 – Jakub Vrana (16) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (23) and TJ Oshie (14)

WAS Penalty – 6:27 – Carl Hagelin 2 minutes for Hooking

CAR PPG – 6:35 – Teuvo Teravainen (8) from Sebastian Aho (14) and Andrei Svechnikov (23)

WAS Penalty – 10:59 – TJ Oshie 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAR PPG – 12:35 – Ryan Dzingel (8) from Martin Necas (14) and Jake Gardiner (7)

CAR Penalty – 17:16 – Dougie Hamilton 2 minutes for Roughing

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (28-9-5 61pts) v. San Jose (18-21-3 39pts)

Carolina (24-15-2 50pts) v. Tampa Bay (22-13-4 48pts)

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