Capitals v. Rangers – Oshie’s Hat Trick the Perfect Tribute

Washington Capitals (33-14-5 71pts) v. New York Rangers (26-21-6 58pts)

Game Recap:

Back at Madison Square Garden for the final regular season game against each other, the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers would start with an explosion as we would finally see the fallout from the last 48 hours. Right off the bat we would see a good old fashioned line brawl to start the game, and then 49 seconds later, public enemy number one, Tom Wilson would drop the gloves with Brendan Smith. We would see two more fights before getting to the five minute mark of the game that would see a total of 72 penalty minutes in 4:14 of play. By the time we would get to the end of the first period we would see a total of 100 penalty minutes and five powerplays.

In the second period things would settle down a little bit. TJ Oshie, returning after the passing of his father earlier in the week, would score 12 seconds into the period to get the powerplay goal to give the Caps the 1-0 lead. Then after Pavel Buchnevich would get a five minute major and a game misconduct for cross checking Anthony Mantha in the face, Oshie would strike again on the powerplay to grow the Caps lead to two. Before the end of the period the Caps would grow their lead to three as Nic Dowd would deflect a John Carlson point blast for the goal.

Come the third period the Rangers would finally get on the board as Alexis Lafreniere would score on a broken play to end Vitek Vanecek’s shutout bid. Morgan Barron would strike for his first career goal, but Oshie would net the hat trick after hitting the empty net to give the Capitals the 4-2 victory, and pay an amazing tribute to his father.

Lineups:

Washington Capitals:

Anthony Mantha — Nicklas Backstrom —
Conor Sheary — Lars Eller — T.J. Oshie
Daniel Carr — Michael Raffl — Tom Wilson
Carl Hagelin — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Dmitry Orlov — John Carlson
Brenden Dillon — Trevor van Riemsdyk
Nick Jensen — Zdeno Chara

Vitek Vanecek
Craig Anderson

Scratched: Ilya Samsonov, Daniel Sprong
Injured: Alex Ovechkin (lower body), Justin Schultz (lower body)
COVID-19 protocol: Evgeny Kuznetsov

New York Rangers:

Vitali Kravtsov — Mika Zibanejad — Pavel Buchnevich
Alexis Lafreniere — Ryan Strome — Kaapo Kakko
Morgan Barron — Filip Chytil — Colin Blackwell
Phillip Di Giuseppe — Kevin Rooney — Julien Gauthier

K’Andre Miller — Adam Fox
Tarmo Reunanen — Brendan Smith
Libor Hajek — Zac Jones

Alexandar Georgiev
Igor Shesterkin

Scratched: Anthony Bitetto
Injured: Chris Kreider (lower body)

First Period:

WAS Penalty – :01 – Garnet Hathaway 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – :01 – Nic Dowd 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – :01 – Carl Hagelin 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – :01 – Kevin Rooney 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – :01 – Colin Blackwell 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – :01 – Phillip Di Giuseppe 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – :50 – Tom Wilson 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – :50 – Brendan Smith 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – :50 – Brendan Smith 2 minutes for Instigating

NYR Penalty – :50 – Brendan Smith 10 minute Misconduct

WAS Penalty – 4:14 – Michael Raffl 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – 4:14 – Anthony Bitetto 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 4:14 – Lars Eller 5 minute major for Fighting

NYR Penalty – 4:14 – Ryan Strome 5 minute major for Fighting

WAS Penalty – 11:24 – Carl Hagelin 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Penalty – 12:18 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Tripping

NYR Penalty – 15:56 – Pavel Buchnevich 2 minutes for Slashing

WAS Penalty – 15:56 – Tom Wilson 10 minute Misconduct

NYR Penalty – 15:56 – Kevin Rooney 10 minute Misconduct

NYR Penalty – 18:13 – Pavel Buchnevich 2 minutes for High Sticking

End of FirstWAS – 0NYR – 0
Shots1311
Faceoff Wins167
Hits410
Powerplay0/30/2

Second Period:

WAS PPG – :12 – TJ Oshie (19) from Brenden Dillon (16) and Trevor van Riemsdyk (2)

NYR Penalty – 4:39 – Pavel Buchnevich 5 minute major for Cross Checking

NYR Penalty – 4:39 – Pavel Buchnevich- Game Misconduct

WAS Penalty – 4:39 – Anthony Mantha 2 minutes for Unsportsmanlike Conduct

WAS PPG – 8:26 – TJ Oshie (20) from Dmitry Orlov (11) and Nicklas Backstrom (38)

WAS Goal – 14:48 – Nic Dowd (11) from John Carlson (34) and Dmitry Orlov (12)

WAS Penalty – 15:46 – Zdeno Chara 10 minute Misconduct

End of SecondWAS – 3NYR – 0
Shots2513
Faceoff Wins2715
Hits1014
Powerplay2/50/2

Third Period:

NYR Goal – 1:15 – Alexis Lafreniere (11) from Filip Chytil (13)

NYR Penalty – 7:48 – Ryan Strome 2 minutes for Tripping

NYR Penalty – 7:48 – Ryan Strome 10 minute Misconduct

NYR Penalty – 13:44 – Phillip Di Giuseppe 2 minutes for Interference

WAS ENG – 18:20 – TJ Oshie (21) from Carl Hagelin (10) and Dmitry Orlov (13)

NYR Goal – 18:44 – Morgan Barron (1) from Zac Jones (2) and Libor Hajek (2)

End of ThirdWAS – 4NYR – 2
Shots3521
Faceoff Wins3720
Hits1118
Powerplay2/70/2

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