Game Recap – 1/31/2020 – Washington Capitals v. Ottawa Senators

Washington Capitals (34-12-5 73pts) v. Ottawa Senators (18-23-9 45pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals head to the Capitol of Canada to take on the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period TJ Oshie would be the beneficiary of a beautiful John Carlson slap pass to tip the puck into the net for his 19th of the season and give the Capitals the 1-0 lead. Then the Capitals would get a powerplay opportunity when Thomas Chabot would be called for slashing, but the Capitals would not be able to capitalize. However, the Capitals would strike again as Evgeny Kuznetsov would strike for his 17th of the season to take the two goal lead into the first intermission.

 

In the second period the Capitalas would get two more powerplay opportunities to try to grow their lead, but after a failed first powerplay early in the period the Capitals would fail again and have their lead cut to one as Chris Tierney would score his 10th of the season while shorthanded to get the Senators on the board. The Capitals would regain the two goal lead with Alex Ovechkin’s 36th of the season to tie Mark Messier for eighth on the all time goal scoring list, but Thomas Chabot would strike 64 seconds later with a beautiful bullet past Ilya Samsonov to cut the Capitals lead back to one.

 

Then in the third period the Capitals would go shorthanded early in the period, but Carl Hagelin would strike to give the Capitals the two goal lead, but then on the next penalty kill the Senators would respond as Artem Anisimov would score on the powerplay to bring the Senators back within one. However, late in the period while on a four minute powerplay, the Senators would pull their goalie and force the play in the Capitals zone, but Ovechkin would net his second of the game on the powerplay to pass Messier for eighth all time in goals scored and give the Capitals the 5-3 victory.

 

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

Michal Kempny — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Ilya Samsonov

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Travis Boyd

Injured: None

 

Ottawa Senators:

Brady Tkachuk — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Connor Brown

Vladislav Namestnikov — Chris Tierney — Anthony Duclair

Tyler Ennis — Colin White — Drake Batherson

Filip Chlapik — Artem Anisimov — Scott Sabourin

Thomas Chabot — Ron Hainsey

Mark Borowiecki — Dylan DeMelo

Mike Reilly — Nikita Zaitsev

Marcus Hogberg

Craig Anderson

Scratched: Mikkel Boedker, Cody Goloubef

Injured: Anders Nilsson (concussion), Nick Paul (ankle)

 

First Period:

WAS Goal – 4:10 – TJ Oshie (19) from John Carlson (48) and Jakub Vrana (20)

OTT Penalty – 7:26 – Thomas Chabot 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Goal – 11:24 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (17) from Jakub Vrana (21) and Dmitry Orlov (20)

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

OTT Penalty – 2:18 – Dylan DeMelo 2 minutes for Holding

OTT Penalty – 5:38 – Scott Sabourin 2 minutes for Tripping

OTT SHG – 7:15 – Chris Tierney (10) from Dylan DeMelo (9) and Connor Brown (23)

WAS Goal – 10:27 – Alex Ovechkin (36) from Nicklas Backstrom (30) and Tom Wilson (21)

OTT Goal – 11:31 – Thomas Chabot (5) from Tyler Ennis (17) and Ron Hainsey (10)

WAS Penalty – 16:44 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 1:51 – Bench (Brendan Leipsic) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

WAS SHG – 3:07 – Carl Hagelin (4) from Lars Eller (19)

WAS Penalty – 4:19 – Jonas Siegenthaler 2 minutes for Hooking

OTT PPG – 4:47 – Artem Anisimov (9) from Anthony Duclair (13) and Thomas Chabot (25)

OTT Penalty – 16:18 – Colin White double minor for High Sticking

WAS PPG ENG – 19:45 – Alex Ovechkin (37) from John Carlson (49)

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (35-12-5 75pts) v. Pittsburgh (32-14-5 69pts)

Ottawa (18-24-9 45pts) @ Toronto (27-17-7 61pts)

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