The Washington Capitals fell to the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 Saturday night at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. After a scoreless first frame, The Coyotes would finally dent the twine with a tally from Christian Dvorak at 7:06 of the middle frame. The Capitals would get on the scoreboard with a dirty goal from Carl Hagelin late in the middle frame for a 1-1 tie at the second intermission. Arizona would retake the lead early in the final period with a goal from Phil Kessel to make it 2-1, and add an empty net goal for the 3-1 win.
Braden Holtby (21-11-0-4, 3.14 GAA, .896 sv%) started between the pipes for the visiting Capitals. Antti Raanta (11-13-0-3, 2.83 GAA, .915 sv%) got the start in goal for the Coyotes. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:
#Caps lines in Arizona:
8-Ovechkin, 19-Backstrom, 43-Wilson
13-Vrana, 20-Eller, 77-Oshie
62-Hagelin, 72-Boyd, 14-Panik
28-Leipsic, 26-Dowd, 21-Hathaway
Holtby vs. Raanta. #CapsYotes
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) February 16, 2020
Scratches: Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body)
The Capitals and Coyotes skated to a scoreless draw in the first frame. The Capitals led in shots on goal 15-10 and in shot attempts 19-18. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play. Arizona led in draws 54-46%.
The Coyotes would be the first to get on the scoreboard with a goal from Christian Dvorak at 7:06 of the second period.
The Capitals would tie the game late in the second period with a dirty goal from Carl Hagelin (5) at 17:10 of the middle frame. Travis Boyd (7) and Richard Panik (7) had the helpers.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 16, 2020
The second period would expire with the game tied 1-1. Arizona led in shots on goal 11-9 for the second period, with the Capitals leading 23-21 after two periods. Arizona led in shot attempts 17-14 in the second period and 36-33 after two periods.
The Coyotes would retake the lead on a deflected goal by Phil Kessel at 5:25 of the final period.
The Coyotes would add an empty net goal for the 3-1 win. The Capitals are back in action on Monday in Las Vegas. Puck drop is 6:00 pm.
— NoVa Caps (@NoVa_Caps) February 16, 2020
- Capitals led in shots 37-30.
- Alex Ovechkin led all Capitals in shots with 8.
- Braden Holtby had a very strong game, stopping 27 of 29 shots for a game save percentage of .931.
- Capitals were 0 for 3 and the Coyotes 1 for 3 on the power play.
- Carl Hagelin tied the game at 1-1. He now has nine points (4g, 5a) in his last 11 games.
- Capitals led in shot attempts 52-46.
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