Jakub Vrana Scores Hat Trick In Capitals 4-2 Win Over Flames


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The Washington Capitals beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 Sunday night at Capital One Arena. The win improves the Capitals record to 11-2-3 (25 points) on the season. The Capitals are back in action on Thursday when they visit the Panthers in Florida. Puck drop is set for just after 7:00PM.

GAME STATS

GAME SUMMARY
The Flames would score the game’s first tally before Jakub Vrana tied things up midway through the first frame. He would add two more goals for the Hat Trick in the middle period for a 3-2 Capitals lead at the second intermission. Lars Eller would add another Capitals goal early in the final frame making it 4-2, and that would be the final.

STARTERS
Ilya Samsonov (4-1-0, 2.46 GAA, .913 save percentage) got the start between the pipes for the Capitals. Cam Talbot (3-1-2, 2.46 GAA, .908 sv%) got the start in goal for the visiting Flames. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

Scratches: Nic Dowd (injury) Liam O’Brien and Tyler Lewington. Liam O’Brien was recalled by the Capitals on Friday.

FIRST PERIOD
The Flames would open the scoring with a goal from Andrew Mangiapane at 5:40 of the first period.

Jakub Vrana would tie the game with a goal at 11:01 of the first period. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson were credited with the helpers.

Jakub Vrana would score again at 15:08, giving the Capitals their first lead of the game. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitri Orlov were credited with the helpers.

The Flames would tie the game in the waning second of the period to make it 2-2. Elias Lindholm would pot the marker.

The period would end with the game tied 2-2. Washington led in shots on goal 10-7. The Flames out-attempted the Capitals 22-18.

SECOND PERIOD
The Capitals would make it 3-2 with Jakub Vrana’s third goal of the night.

That would be all of the scoring in the second period. The Capitals led 3-2 after 40 minutes.

THIRD PERIOD
The Capitals would stretch their lead to 4-2 with a goal from Lars Eller at 2:20 of the final frame. Tom Wilson was credited with the lone assist.

And that would be the final.

SHAVINGS

  • The NHL box score is here.
  • Washington led in shots on goal 32-27.
  • The Capitals won faceoff battle 54-46%.
  • John Carlson led the Capitals in shots with 7.
  • Ilya Samsonov stopped 25 of 27 for a .926 game save percentage.

SCENES FROM THE DISTRICT

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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