Game Recap – 2/27/2020 – Washington Capitals v. Winnipeg Jets

Washington Capitals (39-18-6 84pts) v. Winnipeg Jets (32-27-6 70pts)

 

Game Recap:

In the second game of their home and home with the Winnipeg Jets, the Washington Capitals travel to Winnipeg looking to sweep the series with the Jets and earn their third consecutive victory. In the first period the Jets would be buzzing to start the game as they would quickly apply pressure in the Capitals zone. The Capitals would get some chances, but the Jets would score first as Dmitry Kulikov would blast a bomb from the point that a screened Ilya Samsonov would not see until it was too late as the Jets took the 1-0 lead. immediately after the goal was scored the Capitals would take a pair of penalties within a five second span to give the Jets an almost full two minute two man advantage. However, the Capitals penalty kill would be up to the task as they killed both penalties and kept the Jets lead to one.

 

In the second period the Jets would take it to the Capitals and force the play in their zone, but the Capitals would get back to back powerplays. However, the Capitals would be unable to capitalize on the opportunities to tie the game, and the game would remain 1-0 for the Jets.

 

Then in the third period the Capitals would get their third straight powerplay opportunity, but would not be able to capitalize on this one either. Then later in the period Kyle Connor would wrist a bullet past Samsonov to give the Jets the 2-0 lead, and in the final minutes Mark Scheifele would get the empty netter to secure the 3-0 victory for the Jets.

 

Lineups:

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

Ilya Samsonov

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Jonas Siegenthaler, Brendan Leipsic

Injured: None

 

Winnipeg Jets:

Kyle Connor — Mark Scheifele — Blake Wheeler

Nikolaj Ehlers — Cody Eakin — Patrik Laine

Jansen Harkins — Andrew Copp — Jack Roslovic

Gabriel Bourque — Nicholas Shore — Mason Appleton

Dmitry Kulikov — Neal Pionk

Nathan Beaulieu — Dylan DeMelo

Anthony Bitetto — Tucker Poolman

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: Logan Shaw, Nelson Nogier

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), Sami Niku (lower body)

 

First Period:

WIN Goal – 6:33 – Dmitry Kulikov (2) from Blake Wheeler (37) and Neal Pionk (37)

WAS Penalty – 8:39 – Brenden Dillion 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Penalty – 8:44 – Radko Gudas 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 11:37 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Cross Checking

WIN Penalty – 15:07 – Neal Pionk 2 minutes for Hooking

WIN Penalty – 17:10 – Anthony Bitetto 2 minutes for Hooking

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WIN Penalty – 1:12 – Dylan DeMelo 2 minutes for Holding

WIN Goal – 7:20 – Kyle Connor (32) from Mark Scheifele (42) and Anthony Bitetto (7)

WIN ENG – 18:32 – Mark Scheifele (28) from Kyle Connor (34) and Jack Roslovic (16)

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (39-19-6 84pts) @ Minnesota (31-25-7 69pts)

Winnipeg (33-27-6 72pts) @ Edmonton (33-23-8 74pts)

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