Game Recap – 1/5/2020 – San Jose Sharks v. Washington Capitals

San Jose Sharks (17-20-3 37pts) v. Washington Capitals (27-8-5 59pts)


Game Recap:

In Washington for the early afternoon matinee, the Capitals would host the San Jose Sharks. After a scoreless first period the Sharks would strike first on the powerplay as Evander Kane would score his 16th of the season to give the Sharks the 1-0 lead. However, the Capitals fourth line would respond as 64 seconds later Nic Dowd would score his fifth of the season to tie the game at one. After a failed powerplay opportunity for the Capitals, Kane would net his second of the game to retake the lead for the Sharks. Then on their second powerplay Kane would complete the hat trick to give the Sharks the 3-1 lead, and go a perfect two for two on the powerplay. However, late in the third period Jakub Vrana would strike to bring the Capitals back within one heading into the second intermission.


In the third period Logan Couture would net the empty netter with one minute remaining in the game to give the Sharks the 4-2 lead, but the Capitals would storm back as Vrana would score his second of the game and TJ Oshie would score with 15 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at four and force overtime. In the extra frame both teams would generate multiple odd man rushes, but it would be Lars Eller netting the game winner to complete the comeback for the Capitals as they would win 5-4.



San Jose Sharks:

Tomas Hertl — Logan Couture — Patrick Marleau

Evander Kane — Barclay Goodrow — Timo Meier

Marcus Sorensen — Joe Thornton — Kevin Labanc

Melker Karlsson — Joel Kellman — Stefan Noesen

Brenden Dillon — Brent Burns

Marc-Edouard Vlasic — Erik Karlsson

Radim Simek — Mario Ferraro

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Tim Heed, Joachim Blichfeld, Antti Suomela

Injured: Dalton Prout (upper 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

Jonas Siegenthaler — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Michal Kempny — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Travis Boyd

Injured: Christian Djoos (upper body)


First Period:



End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 5:13 – Richard Panik 2 minutes for High Sticking

SJ PPG – 6:25 – Evander Kane (16) from Joe Thornton (17) and Timo Meier (13)

WAS Goal – 7:29 – Nic Dowd (5) from Brendan Leipsic (7) and Garnet Hathaway (7)

SJ Penalty – 7:56 – Evander Kane 2 minutes for Slashing

SJ Goal – 10:06 – Evander Kane (17) from Logan Couture (22) and Melker Karlsson (4)

WAS Penalty – 15:29 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for Slashing

SJ PPG – 16:49 – Evander Kane (18) from Erik Karlsson (26) and Timo Meier (14)

WAS Goal – 18:42 – Jakub Vrana (17) from TJ Oshie (15)


End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 4:31 – Nic Dowd 2 minutes for Delay of Game

SJ Penalty – 10:26 – Evander Kane 2 minutes for Interference

WAS Penalty – 14:52 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Delay of Game

SJ ENG – 1:00 – Logan Couture (14) from Tomas Hertl (18) and Brent Burns (22)

WAS Goal – 19:13 – Jakub Vrana (18) from Lars Eller (15) and Radko Gudas (12)

WAS Goal – 19:45 – TJ Oshie (16) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (24) and Nicklas Backstrom (24)


End of 3rd

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WAS Goal – 2:01 – Lars Eller (10) from John Carlson (39) and Braden Holtby (1)


End of OT

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Next Up:

Washington (29-9-5 63pts) v. Ottawa (16-21-5 37pts)

San Jose (19-21-4 42pts) @ St. Louis (26-10-7 59pts)

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