Game Recap – 2/25/2020 – Winnipeg Jets v. Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets (32-27-5 69pts) v. Washington Capitals (38-18-6 82pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals would play host to the Winnipeg Jets on a night where the honor Alex Ovechkin for scoring 700 career NHL goals, and less than two minutes into the game Ovechkin would net goal number 701 to give the Capitals the early 1-0 lead. Then Jakub Vrana on the break would score his 25th of the season to grow the Capitals lead to two.

 

In the second period Radko Gudas would take an early penalty, but the Capitals penalty killers would be up to the task. Then later in the period Garnet Hathaway would knock in the loose puck for his 7th of the season to give the Capitals the three goal lead. However, in the final two minutes of the period Nikolaj Ehlers would knock in the uncovered puck to get the Jets on the board and cut the Capitals lead back to two.

 

Then in the third period both teams would trade powerplay opportunities, but neither team would be able to score, however, after the Capitals powerplay ended they would have a defensive lapse as Kyle Connor break in on Braden Holtby to score and bring the Jets within one. Then late in the period Mark Scheifele would score past a sprawling Holtby to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime.

 

After a scoreless overtime period it would be Alex Ovechkin with the game winner in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Capitals the 4-3 victory.

 

Lineups:

Winnipeg Jets:

Jansen Harkins — Mark Scheifele — Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor — Andrew Copp — Patrik Laine

Nikolaj Ehlers — Cody Eakin — Jack Roslovic

Gabriel Bourque — Nicholas Shore — Mason Appleton

Dmitry Kulikov — Neal Pionk

Nathan Beaulieu — Dylan DeMelo

Sami Niku — Tucker Poolman

Laurent Brossoit

Connor Hellebuyck

Scratched: Anthony Bitetto, Logan Shaw

Injured: Josh Morrissey (upper body), Bryan Little (head), Mathieu Perreault (upper body), Adam Lowry (upper body), Carl Dahlstrom (broken hand), Mark Letestu (heart virus), Luca Sbisa (upper body)

 

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana — Nicklas Backstrom — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Lars Eller — Ilya Kovalchuk

Richard Panik — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Brenden Dillon — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Michal Kempny — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Jonas Siegenthaler, Brendan Leipsic

Injured: None

 

First Period:

WAS Goal – 1:55 – Alex Ovechkin (43) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (30) and Dmitry Orlov (22)

WAS Goal – 10:07 – Jakub Vrana (25) from TJ Oshie (22) and Dmitry Orlov (23)

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 8:03 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS Goal – 13:25 – Garnet Hathaway (7) from Nic Dowd (6) and Richard Panik (9)

WIN Penalty – 13:37 – Anthony Bitetto 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 13:37 – Garnet Hathaway 5 minute major for Fighting

WIN Goal – 17:33 – Nikolaj Ehlers (23) from Cody Eakin (7)

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Penalty – 2:13 – Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Interference

WIN Penalty – 6:18 – Dmitry Kulikov 2 minutes for Hooking

WIN Goal – 8:39 – Kyle Connor (31) from unassisted

WIN Goal – 16:46 – Mark Scheifele (27) from Nikolaj Ehlers (29)

WAS Penalty – 16:59 – Lars Eller 2 minutes for Delay of Game

 

End of 3rd

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Overtime:

N/A

 

End of OT

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Shootout:

1. WAS – TJ Oshie – Goal

2. WIN – Kyle Connor – Save

3. WAS – Ilya Kovalchuk – Save

4. WIN – Patrik Laine – Save

5. WAS – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Missed

6. WIN – Mark Scheifele – Goal

7. WAS – Nicklas Backstrom – Goal

8. WIN – Blake Wheeler – Goal

9. WAS – Alex Ovechkin – Goal

10. WIN – Nikolaj Ehlers – Save

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Next Up:

Washington (39-18-6 84pts) @ Winnipeg (32-27-6 70pts)

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