Capitals Rally Falls Short, Lose To Knights, 3-2; T.J. Oshie Scores Two Goals

Photo: @VegasKnights

The Washington Capitals fell to the Vegas Knights 3-2 on Monday evening at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Knights would get the scoring started just 3:43 into the contest and add another tally just before the end of the first frame for a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. The Knights would add another goal in the middle frame for a 3-0 lead after two periods. The Capitals would finally dent twine with a pair of tallies from TJ Oshie midway through the final frame, to make it 3-2, and that would be the final.

GAME STATS

STARTERS
Braden Holtby (21-11-0-4, 3.14 GAA, .896 sv%) started between the pipes for the visiting Capitals. Marc-Andre Fleury (22-14-0-5, 2.80 GAA, .905 sv%) got the start in goal for the Knights. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

Scratches: Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body injury)

FIRST PERIOD
The Knights quickly grabbed a 1-0 lead with a goal from Nick Holden (5) at 3:43 of the first period. It was Holden’s first goal in 22 games.

The Knights would extend their lead to 2-0 with a goal from Reilly Smith (23) at 17:17 of the first frame.

The first period would end with the Knights leading 2-0. Vegas led in shots on goal 16-12, with the Capitals leading in shot attempts 21-20 after the first 20 minutes. There were no penalties galled in the first frame.

SECOND PERIOD
The Knights would extend their lead to 3-0 with a goal from Max Pacioretty (27) at 14:06 of the middle frame.

The second period would end with the Knights leading 3-0. The Knights led in shots on goal 8-5, and led 15-14 in shot attempts. Washington was 0 for 1 and Vegas 0 for 0 on the power play after two periods.

THIRD PERIOD
The Capitals would get on the board with a goal from TJ Oshie (23) at 8:46 of the final period. Dmitry Orlov (21) and Jakub Vrana (25) had the helpers.

The Capitals would cut the Knights lead to one with T.J. Oshie’s second goal of the period, a power play tally at 10:40 of the final frame.

The Capitals would mount a late surge, but would be unable to notch the tying tally.

The Knights led in shots on goal 29-26 for the game, with the Capitals leading in shot attempts 48-39. Capitals were 1 for 3 and the Knights 0 for 2 on the power play.

SHAVINGS

  • T.J. Oshie scores his second goal of the game on the power play to cut Vegas’ lead to 3-2. Oshie now has five goals in his last five games. It marks Oshie’s 10th power play goal, which is the second most on the team (Ovechkin: 12).
  • With an assist on the Capitals’ second goal, John Carlson is now two points shy of passing Calle Johansson (474) for the most points by a defenseman in franchise history.
  • The game was Chandler Stephenson’s 200th career NHL game.

SCENES FROM LAS WAGES

View this post on Instagram

@capitals on President’s Day

A post shared by Dylan Barmmer (@dbarmmer) on

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.
This entry was posted in Game Re-Caps, News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Capitals Rally Falls Short, Lose To Knights, 3-2; T.J. Oshie Scores Two Goals

  1. Anonymous says:

    No show again until the 3rd. Mindnumbingly bad. At this rate we’ll be in the wild card race at best.

Leave a Reply