Game Recap – 3/1/2020 – Washington Capitals v. Minnesota Wild

Washington Capitals (39-19-6 84pts) v. Minnesota Wild (32-25-7 71pts)

 

Game Recap:

The Washington Capitals head to Minnesota to face the Wild and finish their short two game road trip, and boy would we have a wild one (pun intended) to start this game. In the first period Ryan Donato would open the scoring for the Wild three minutes into the game, but Alex Ovechkin would lead the charge as he would net two goals and Richard Panik would score his eighth of the season to give the Capitals the 3-1 lead. However, while on the powerplay Kevin Fiala would fire a bullet over Braden Holtby’s shoulder to bring the Wild back within one.

 

Then after a chippy second period, Tom Wilson would score his 21st of the season 40 seconds into the third period to give the Capitals their two goal lead back. However, the Wild would strike back while on the powerplay as Zach Parise would be able to take the puck from behind the net and jam it in past Holtby to bring the Wild back within one, but the Capitals would hold on to defeat the Wild 4-3.

 

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

Michal Kempny — Dmitry Orlov

Jonas Siegenthaler — Nick Jensen

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Brendan Leipsic, Radko Gudas

Injured: None

 

Minnesota Wild:

Gerald Mayhew — Eric Staal — Kevin Fiala

Marcus Foligno — Alex Galchenyuk — Mats Zuccarello

Zach Parise — Joel Eriksson Ek — Jordan Greenway

Ryan Donato — Mikko Koivu — Ryan Hartman

Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon

Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba

Brad Hunt — Greg Pateryn

Alex Stalock

Devan Dubnyk

Scratched: Victor Rask

Injured: Luke Kunin (upper body), Carson Soucy (upper body)

 

First Period:

MIN Goal – 3:01 – Ryan Donato (14) from Ryan Suter (37)

MIN Penalty – 5:29 – Greg Pateryn 2 minutes for Tripping

MIN Penalty – 6:12 – Alex Stalock (Marcus Foligno) 2 minutes for High Sticking

WAS PPG – 7:21 – Alex Ovechkin (44) from Nicklas Backstrom (40) and John Carlson (58)

WAS Goal – 10:28 – Richard Panik (8) from Carl Hagelin (15)

WAS Goal – 10:59 – Alex Ovechkin (45) from Evgeny Kuznetsov (31) and Ilya Kovalchuk (14)

WAS Penalty – 11:56 – Nicklas Backstrom 2 minutes for Slashing

MIN PPG – 13:13 – Kevin Fiala (20) from Jared Spurgeon (19) and Brad Hunt (11)

MIN Penalty – 18:57 – Ryan Hartman 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 18:57 – Brenden Dillon 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 18:57 – Ilya Kovalchuk double minor for Roughing

MIN Penalty – 18:57 – Ryan Hartman 2 minutes for Slashing

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 8:31 – Richard Panik 2 minutes for Roughing

MIN Penalty – 8:31 – Jordan Greenway 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Penalty – 8:31 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Roughing

MIN Penalty – 8:31 – Ryan Suter 2 minutes for Roughing

WAS Penalty – 12:46 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Tripping

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

WAS Goal – :40 – Tom Wilson (21) from Alex Ovechkin (18) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (32)

WAS Penalty – 11:40 – Michal Kempny 2 minutes for Interference

MIN PPG – 12:53 – Zach Parise (23) from Kevin Fiala (29)

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (40-19-6 86pts) v. Philadelphia (38-20-7 83pts)

Minnesota (32-26-7 71pts) v. Nashville (32-24-8 72pts)

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