Game Recap: New Jersey Devils @ Washington Capitals 1/11/20

New Jersey Devils (16-21-7 39pts) @ Washington Capitals (30-11-5 65pts)

 

Game Recap:

Good evening Devils fans! Tonight the New Jersey Devils travel down the beltway to take on the league leading Washington Capitals. The Devils are coming off a 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers and are hoping they can match up with the Caps. It would be the Devils surprisingly who would get off to a fast start and get on the board first. Devils defenseman Will Butcher would bank a pass up the boards which sent Nico Hischier on a 2 on 1 and he would drive to the front of the net and put the puck behind Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby to give his team the lead. New Jersey played a fast and aggressive forecheck this period which made the Capitals very uncomfortable. After the first period, the New Jersey Devils would lead 1-0.

Period two saw the Devils completely dominate the Capitals with their speed, transitions, and skill. Nikita Gusev would score off a Will Butcher rebound shot that went right to him and put into the back of the net. Blake Coleman would score a short handed breakaway to give the Devils a 3-0 lead at the time before Jakub Vrana would score for the Capitals on the power play. Moments later, Nico Hischier would get a feed from Kyle Palmieri and would one time the shot behind goalie Braden Holtby. After two periods, the New Jersey Devils would lead 4-1.

In the final period, the Devils completely shut the Capitals down and kept them as they did the majority of the game from scoring. Miles Wood added an empty net goal to seal the victory as the Devils defeated the Caps 5-1. The Devils are back in action tomorrow night as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

 

Lineups:

New Jersey Devils

Washington Capitals

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First Period Highlights

Second Period Highlights

Third Period Highlights

 

Final Stats: NJ-5 WSH-1

Shots: 22 34

Hits: 13 19

PP: 0/1 1/5

Faceoffs: 55.2% 44.8%

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