Game Recap – 3/4/2020 – Philadelphia Flyers v. Washington Capitals

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

 

Game Recap:

In another tough Metropolitan Division matchup the Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers with hopes of growing their Division lead back to five. In the first period the Capitals would get a pair of powerplays, but would be unable to capitalize on either of them. However, later in the period Lars Eller would net his 16th goal of the season to give the Capitals the 1-0 lead.

 

In the second period the Capitals would get themselves into penalty trouble as they would take back to back penalties to allow the Flyers the opportunity to get back into the game. The Flyers would look to have tied the game at one off of a Travis Konecny tally in front of a highly crowded net, but it would be ruled a no goal on the ice, and after an extensive review, which honestly should have been a goal as Braden Holtby was in the net when it was shot into him, was ruled still as no goal as the puck could not be seen over the goal line. However, Konecny would get his goal to tie the game at one while on the Flyers fourth powerplay opportunity. Then after their fifth powerplay opportunity of the game expired the Flyers would strike again as Derek Grant would make a beautiful redirect pass with his foot to allow Kevin Hayes to bank the puck into the wide open net to take the 2-1 lead, and Tyler Pitlick would score on an odd man break to grow the Flyers lead to two. However, the Capitals would strike late as Garnet Hathaway would get the Capitals back on the board and bring them back within one before the end of the period.

 

Then in the third period the Capitals powerplay would fall flat for the fourth time in this game, and the Flyers would respond with an Ivan Provorov tally, and Scott Laughton’s 13th of the season to give the Flyers the 5-2 victory.

 

Lineups:

Philadelphia Flyers:

Claude Giroux — Sean Couturier — Jakub Voracek

Scott Laughton — Kevin Hayes — Travis Konecny

James van Riemsdyk — Derek Grant — Tyler Pitlick

Michael Raffl — Nate Thompson — Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Ivan Provorov — Matt Niskanen

Travis Sanheim — Philippe Myers

Robert Hagg — Justin Braun

Brian Elliott

Carter Hart

Scratched: Shayne Gostisbehere

Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder)

 

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

Jonas Siegenthaler — Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Travis Boyd, Brendan Leipsic, Michal Kempny

Injured: None

 

First Period:

PHI Penalty – 1:08 – Scott Laughton 2 minutes for Interference

PHI Penalty – 11:55 – Justin Braun 2 minutes for Holding

WAS Goal – 14:09 – Lars Eller (16) from Richard Panik (10) and Carl Hagelin (16)

PHI Penalty – 17:05 – Nate Thompson 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 17:05 – Tom Wilson 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 17:05 – Tom Wilson (Vrana) 2 minutes for Roughing

PHI Penalty – 18:37 – Kevin Hayes 2 minutes for Interference

 

End of 1st

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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 1:17 – Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Penalty – 3:46 – Bench (Jakub Vrana) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

WAS Penalty – 5:34 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for High Sticking

PHI PPG – 7:06 – Travis Konecny (24) from Ivan Provorov (23) and Cladue Giroux (31)

WAS Penalty – 12:42 – Brenden Dillon 2 minutes for Roughing

PHI Goal – 14:48 – Kevin Hayes (23) from Derek Grant (8) and Nicolas Aube-Kubel (8)

PHI Goal – 17:05 – Tyler Pitlick (8) from Michael Raffl (12) and Derek Grant (9)

WAS Goal – 18:32 – Garnet Hathaway (8) from Tom Wilson (22) and Nic Dowd (7)

PHI Penalty – 19:45 – Robert Hagg 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 19:45 – Tom Wilson 5 minute major for Fighting

 

End of 2nd

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Third Period:

PHI Penalty – 3:15 – Michael Raffl 2 minutes for Hooking

PHI Goal – 6:36 – Ivan Provorov (12) from Jakub Voracek (41)

PHI Goal – 14:15 – Scott Laughton (13) from Kevin Hayes (18)

PHI Penalty – 15:19 – Scott Laughton 2 minutes for High Sticking

 

End of 3rd

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Next Up:

Washington (40-20-6 86pts) @ NY Rangers (35-27-4 74pts)

Philadelphia (39-20-7 85pts) v. Carolina (35-24-5 75pts)

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