Game Recap – 1/8/2020 – Washington Capitals v. Philadelphia Flyers

Washington Capitals (30-9-5 65pts) v. Philadelphia Flyers (22-15-6 50pts)

 

Game Recap:

In the second game of their back to back, the Washington Capitals would travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. In the first period The Flyers would open the scoring with Travis Konecny’s 14th of the season, but the Capitals would respond with back to back goals from Nicklas Backstrom and Jakub Vrana to take the 2-1 lead. However, in the final minute of the first period the Flyers would tie the game at two as Robert Hagg would score his first of the season.

 

In the second period the Capitals would get three powerplay opportunities, but would fail to convert on all three. However, the Capitals would out shoot the Flyers 11-3 in the period, but during the third Capitals powerplay Kevin Hayes would strike for the shorthanded tally to give the Flyers the 3-2 lead.

 

Then in the third period the Capitals would get two more powerplay opportunities, but the Flyers would kill them both to go a perfect 5 for 5 and hold on to win the game 3-2.

 

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

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Travis Boyd

Injured: Christian Djoos (upper body)

 

Philadelphia Flyers:

Claude Giroux — Sean Couturier — Travis Konecny

James van Riemsdyk — Kevin Hayes — Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Tyler Pitlick — Michael Raffl — Jakub Voracek

Scott Laughton — Mikhail Vorobyev — Joel Farabee

Ivan Provorov — Matt Niskanen

Travis Sanheim — Philippe Myers

Robert Hagg — Mark Friedman

Carter Hart

Brian Elliott

Scratched: Chris Stewart

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder), Oskar Lindblom (Ewing’s sarcoma), Justin Braun (groin), Shayne Gostisbehere (knee)

 

First Period:

PHI Goal – 3:24 – Travis Konecny (14) from Sean Couturier (24)

WAS Goal – 7:11 – Nicklas Backstrom (9) from Tom Wilson (17)

WAS Goal – 12:34 – Jakub Vrana (19) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (26) and Michal Kempny (13)

WAS Penalty – 17:09 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Penalty – 17:09 – Richard Panik 10 minute Misconduct

PHI Goal – 19:18 – Robert Hagg (1) from Michael Raffl (7) and Philippe Myers (10)

 

End of 1st

01-08 at PHI

 

Second Period:

PHI Penalty – Philippe Myers 2 minutes for High Sticking

PHI Penalty – 14:56 – Mikhail Vorobyev 2 minutes for Delay of Game

PHI Penalty – 17:33 – Sean Couturier 2 minutes for Slashing

PHI SHG – 17:59 – Kevin Hayes (13) from unassisted

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

PHI Penalty – 8:49 – Sean Couturier 2 minutes for Slashing

PHI Penalty – 14:30 – Philippe Myers 2 minutes for Tripping

WAS Penalty – 17:24 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (30-10-5 65pts) v. New Jersey (15-20-7 37pts)

Philadelphia (23-15-6 52pts) v. Tampa Bay (25-13-4 54pts)

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