The Washington Capitals prospects fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning prospects 7-2 in the third and final game of the 2019 prospect showcase Tuesday afternoon at the Ford Ice Center in Antioch, Tennessee. The loss gives the Captals a 1-1-1 overall record for the tournament. You can access all of our prospect analysis and reports under the prospects tab in the top menu or follow the #CapsProspect hash-tag on Twitter.
Game 1 recap is here. Game 2 recap is here.
The tournament is for skaters and goaltenders on entry-level contracts (or less), aged 24 or younger, and with 20 or fewer games of NHL experience. Exceptions can be made with the prior approval of each of the other teams in the tourney.
Teams will dress two goalies and 18 skaters, a five-minute 3-on-3 overtime period will be played in the event of a tie, and every game will be followed by a shootout – five players per team – regardless of the score. Players are permitted one fight in the tourney; a second fighting major will disqualify the player for the remainder of the tournament.
GAME 3 LINEUP
The Capitals started Beck Warm in goal. Warm was an invite to Capitals development camp, and had a strong showing in the development camp scrimmage. Warm plays for the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. The team is partly owned by former Capitals netminder Olie Kolzig. The starting lines for the Capitals:
#Caps‘ lineup vs. TBL:
63-Gersich, 40-Pilon, 49-Leason
91-Snively, 24-McMichael, 64-Pinho
47-Malenstyn, 58-Florchuk, 45-Jonsson-Fjallby
81-Vanderlaan, 59-Protas, 51-Roykas-Marthinsen
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) September 10, 2019
Bears head coach Spencer Carbery stated on Monday that the injuries to Riley Sutter on Saturday and Alex Alexeyev on Sunday were not that serious.
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The Lightning would score the games first tally with a goal from Boris Katchouk. The breakaway goal was setup by a defensive turnover in the neutral zone.
Tampa Bay struck first. The tally was setup by an #ALLCAPS turnover in the neutral zone. #CapsProspect pic.twitter.com/1P1Y8LODKi
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) September 10, 2019
The Capitals would tie the game 1:24 later with a goal from defenseman Alex Kannock-Leipert midway through the first frame. Brain Pinho would get the lone assist. Pinho has three goals and two points so far in the tournament.
#CapsProspect defenseman Alex Kannok-Leipert ties the game 1-1. pic.twitter.com/MPVEWzSEmh
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) September 10, 2019
The period would end with the game tied 1-1. The Capitals outshot the Lightning 19-6 for the first 20 minutes.
The Lightning would regain the lead two minutes into the middle frame with a tally from Gabriel Fortier.
The Lightning would make it 3-1 with a power play goal from Boris Katchouk, his second tally of the game, at 4:16 of the middle frame.
The Capitals would cut into the Lightning lead with a power play goal of their own from Connor McMichael, making it 3-2. This was McMichael’s first goal of the tournament.
But the Bolts would restore the two goal lead late in the middle frame with a goal.
The Lightning would add one more before the middle frame expired. Barré-Boulet would get behind the Capitals defense and tuck one home for the 5th Tampa Bay tally.
The period would end with the Lightning leading the Capitals 5-2. The Lightning outshot the Capitals 22-9 for the second period.
The Capitals and Lightning skated to a scoreless draw through the first half of the final frame. The Lightning would stretch their lead to 6-2 with a tally less than 10 minutes remaining in the third period, and add another tally with 5:10 remaining to make it 7-2.
That would be the final.
Regardless of the score, each game in the tournament will end with a five round shootout. Garrett Pilon, Erik Florchuk and Shane Gersich, Brett Leason and Beck Malenstyn would all be denied. Warm stopped two of five shots.
- Kelly Cooke officiated today’s game. Cooke is one of four female officials working prospect tournaments this weekend.
- Tampa Bay entered the game 0-2 in their first two games of the tournament.
- Tampa Bay outshot the Capitals 39-36 for the game.
By Jon Sorensen
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