Capitals Fall To Stars, 2-0

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The Washington Capitals fell to the Dallas Stars by a score of 2-0 Thursday night at American Airlines Center. The loss dropped the Capitals’ record to 4-4-0 and 8 points on the season. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves in the loss.

Lines & Pairs

Alex Ovechkin — Dylan Strome — Conor Sheary
Marcus Johansson — Evgeny Kuznetsov — T.J. Oshie
Aliaksei Protas — Lars Eller — Anthony Mantha
Beck Malenstyn — Nic Dowd — Garnet Hathaway

Dmitry Orlov — John Carlson
Martin Fehervary — Nick Jensen
Erik Gustafsson — Trevor Van Riemsdyk


Scratches: Center Connor McMichael, defenseman Matt Irwin, and left-wing Joe Snively

Injuries: Center Nicklas Backstrom (hip), right-wing Tom Wilson (ACL), left-wing Carl Hagelin (hip), and right-wing Connor Brown (lower-body

First Period 

The Stars opened the scoring with a goal from left-wing Jason Robertson to make it 1-0 late in the frame.

Quick Stats

SOG: 13-7 Stars

Face-Off Win %: 68% (Stars), 32% (Capitals)

Hits: 10-2 Capitals

Second Period

The middle frame would go scoreless.

Quick Stats

Total SOG: 19-15 Stars

Face-Off Win %: 76% (Stars), 24% (Capitals)

Total Hits: 18-8 Capitals

Third Period

Left-wing Joel Kiviranta would extend the Stars’ lead shorthanded to 2-0 at the 10:54 mark.

That would be the final score.

Quick Stats

Total SOG: 27-27

Face-Off Win %: 68% (Stars), 32% (Capitals)

Total Hits: 21-10 Capitals

The Capitals clash next with the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, which is the third game on their four-game road trip. NBC Sports Washington will have the coverage beginning at 8 PM ET.

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Capitals Fall To Stars, 2-0

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, at least goaltending is no longer an issue. I feel Kuemper and Lindgren are playing fairly well. 5 on 5 offense, that’s another story.

  2. Anonymous says:

    4-4-0 seems about right.

  3. Nice Post. This article is very informative!!!

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