Caps v. Flames – Getting Burned at Home

Calgary Flames (1-1-1 3pts) v. Washington Capitals (3-0-1 7pts)

Game Recap:

It’s the first early afternoon matinee of the season as the Washington Capitals host the Calgary Flames. the Caps would get some good chances early on in the game, but then this game became a game of special teams and that’s where the Flames torched the Caps. After killing the first penalty of the game, the Flames would draw a poweprlay for themselves and that is when Andrew Mangiapane would strike for his third of the season to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. Then about 90 seconds later Elias Lindholm would unleash an absolute snipe to grow the Flames lead to two, but Lindholm would not be done there as he would take advantage of a defensive breakdown by the Caps while they were on their second powerplay to give score a beautiful shorty for his second of the game to give the Flames the 3-0 lead over the flat Caps.

In the second period it would be the Capitals flying high above the Flames, and it would be Evgeny Kuznetsov leading the way with a shorthanded goal that just squeaked past Dan Vladar to give the Caps their first goal of the game. Then later in the period it would be a beautiful drop pass from Tom Wilson to Martin Fehervary would rip a blast past Vladar for his first career NHL goal to cut the Flames lead to one. Then in the final minutes of the period Alex Ovechkin would snipe his fifth of the season to tie the game at three and get Vitek Vanecek, who was replaced at the start of the period by Ilya Samsonov, off of the hook for the game.

Going into the third period it would be a rather quiet period between the two teams, and as a result this game would require extra time. In the extra frame it would be Elias Lindholm completing the hat trick as he would get the puck through Ilya Samsonov to give the Flames the 4-3 overtime victory.

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Lineups:

Calgary Flames:

Johnny Gaudreau — Elias Lindholm — Matthew Tkachuk

Blake Coleman — Mikael Backlund — Tyler Pitlick

Andrew Mangiapane — Dillon Dube — Brett Ritchie

Milan Lucic — Sean Monahan — Trevor Lewis

Noah Hanifin — Rasmus Andersson

Oliver Kylington — Christopher Tanev

Juuso Valimaki — Erik Gudbranson

Dan Vladar

Jacob Markstrom

Scratched: Brad Richardson, Nikita Zadorov

Injured: None

COVID-19 protocol: Michael Stone

Washington Capitals:

Alex Ovechkin — Evgeny Kuznetsov — Tom Wilson

Anthony Mantha — Lars Eller — Daniel Sprong

Conor Sheary — Connor McMichael — T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Martin Fehervary — John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov — Nick Jensen

Trevor van Riemsdyk — Justin Schultz

Vitek Vanecek

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Hendrix Lapierre, Dennis Cholowski, Matt Irwin

Injured: Nicklas Backstrom (hip)

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First Period:

CAL Penalty – 4:09 – Bench (Tkachuk) 2 minutes for Too Many Men

WAS Penalty – 8:25 – Garnet Hathaway 2 minutes for Roughing

CAL PPG – 9:27 – Andrew Mangiapane (3) from Noah Hanafin (1) and (Mikael Backlund (1)

CAL Goal – 10:59 – Elias Lindholm (4) from Johnny Gaudreau (5)

CAL Penalty – 16:43 – Juuso Valimaki 2 minutes for Closing Hand on Puck

CAL SHG – 17:18 – Elias Lindholm (5) from unassisted

End of FirstCAL – 3WAS – 0
Shots148
Faceoff Wins912
Hits48
Powerplay1/10/2
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Second Period:

WAS Penalty – 2:00 – John Carlson 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS SHG – 2:55 – Evgeny Kuznetsov (4) from unassisted

WAS Goal – 7:48 – Martin Fehervary (1) from Tom Wilson (6) and Alex Ovechkin (5)

WAS Penalty – 9:05- Dmitry Orlov 2 minutes for Cross Checking

CAL Penalty – 12:05 – Juuso Valimaki 2 minutes for Hooking

WAS Goal – 18:03 – Alex Ovechkin (5) from unassisted

End of SecondCAL – 3WAS – 3
Shots1817
Faceoff Wins1420
Hits1317
Powerplay1/30/3
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Third Period:

CAL Penalty – 1:34 – Erik Gudbranson 2 minutes for Interference

End of ThirdCAL – 3WAS – 3
Shots2622
Faceoff Wins2927
Hits2423
Powerplay1/30/4
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Overtime:

CAL Goal – 2:46 – Elias Lindholm (6) from Johnny Gaudreau (6)

End of OTCAL – 4WAS – 3
Shots2925
Faceoff Wins3029
Hits2523
Powerplay1/30/4
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