Game Recap – 1/11/2020 – New Jersey Devils v. Washington Capitals

New Jersey Devils (15-21-7 37pts) v. Washington Capitals (30-10-5 65pts)

 

Game Recap:

On a Saturday night the Washington Capitals would break out the retro reds and play host to the New Jersey Devils. In the first period it would be the Devils striking firs as Nico Hischier would score his 11th of the season to give the Devils the 1-0 lead. The Capitals would get a late powerplay, but they would not be able to capitalize on the opportunity.

 

In the second period The Devils would push on the gas a little harder as Nikita Gusev would score his eighth of the season to grow the lead to two. Then while shorthanded on a Miles Wood double minor, Blake Coleman would score shorthanded to grow the Devils lead to three. However, Jakub Vrana would strike on the second half of the powerplay to get the Capitals on the board, but Hischier would net his second of the game to give the Devils the 4-1 lead.

 

The in the third period the Capitals would get a 5 on 3 powerplay, and with the two man advantage they would not be able to register a single shot on goal to go 0 for 2 on the powerplay for the period. Then with a little over five minutes left in the game the Capitals would pull Braden Holtby for the extra attacker, which would prove to be a very poor decision (which honestly if your down by three you shouldn’t be pulling your goalie, let alone with over five minutes left in the game) as Miles Wood would hit the empty netter to give the Devils the 5-1 victory.

 

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils:

Jesper Bratt — Nico Hischier — Kyle Palmieri

Blake Coleman — Travis Zajac — Nikita Gusev

Miles Wood — Pavel Zacha — Wayne Simmonds

Jesper Boqvist — Kevin Rooney — John Hayden

Andy Greene — P.K. Subban

Damon Severson — Sami Vatanen

Will Butcher — Connor Carrick

Louis Domingue

Evan Cormier

Scratched: Mirco Mueller

Injured: Jack Hughes (upper body), Ben Street (upper body), Mackenzie Blackwood (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: None

 

First Period:

NJ Goal – 5:27 – Nico Hischier (11) from Will Butcher (9) and Connor Carrick (2)

NJ Penalty – 16:30 – Travis Zajac 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 1:21 – Tom Wilson 2 minutes for Slashing

NJ Goal – 3:28 – Nikita Gusev (8) from Will Butcher (10) from Wayne Simmonds (12)

NJ Penalty – 6:17 – Miles Wood double minor for High Sticking

NJ SHG – 6:48 – Blake Coleman (15) from Travis Zajac (11)

WAS PPG – 8:34 – Jakub Vrana (20) from John Carlson (42) and Nicklas Backstrom (26)

NJ Goal – 12:11 – Nico Hischier (12) from Kyle Palmieri (15)

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

NJ Penalty – 9:48 – Nico Hischier 2 minutes for Elbowing

NJ Penalty – 11:05 – PK Subban 2 minutes for Delay of Game

NJ ENG – 15:04 – Miles Wood (6) from unassisted

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (30-11-5 65pts) v. Carolina (27-16-2 56pts)

New Jersey (16-21-7 39pts) v. Tampa Bay (27-13-4 58pts)

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