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Capitals vs. Jets Recap: Scheifele Sinks Washington in Extra Time

The teams skated to a 1 to 1 tie through regulation before Mark Scheifele tallied the game winner in overtime from the slot.

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Washington and Winnipeg battled tightly through regulation with the home team outplaying their guests for stretches of time. The score however, remained tied, and with the teams playing 3 on 3 in overtime it was Mark Scheifele with the game winning goal.

First, here's Saturday afternoon's Plus/Minus:

  • Plus: Evgeny Kuznetsov was on fire in overtime, skating with Justin Williams and John Carlson and controlling the puck for a large chunk of time. Unfortunately...
  • Minus: The Capitals took way too many penalties. Winnipeg's regulation tally came with the man advantage and Washington was lucky only allow a single goal on five power play chances.

Ten more notes on the game.

  • An attempted hit from Michael Latta with a minute left in the first period against Scheifele sparked an all out brawl when Scheifele was knocked down by Latta’s right leg. With nine players on the ice brawling it was Washington receiving the extra minor penalty and the team going down a man for the fourth time in 20 minutes.
  • On that power play it was Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd who tallied his eighth goal of the year to open the game’s scoring. After a swift pass from Brian Little Ladd fired a one-timed shot over Holtby’s far side left shoulder that tucked itself inside the iron’s angle.
  • Washington had a difficult start to the second period but thanks to a Boarding minor to Anthony Peluso Nicklas Backstrom was able to tie the game with a quick snap shot through Connor Hellebuyck’s left arm.
  • Holtby’s calm and efficient play kept the Capitals within one in the second period. His calm confidence was captured while fixing his mask while Winnipeg’s power play collected the puck from behind their net. Before they could return the puck out of their zone Holtby had corrected his straps and allowed play to continue. Really great stuff.
  • T.J. Oshie had a great look halfway through the third period but couldn't stash his backhanded shot from a tight angle past Hellebuyck's stick. Oshie came into the contest with three goals in his last three games but an excellent save kept the game tied at one.
  • It was a low scoring game but both team's right handed heavyweights, Ovechkin (first period) and Dustin Byfuglien (third period), put shots off the post. An inch the other way for either bomber and the game could've been won in regulation. Williams rang the iron in overtime as well.
  • Despite largely outplaying Winnipeg in overtime Scheifele picked up the puck in the slot and fired the game winner past Holtby.
  • Washington's offense was well distributed and they got shots from almost everyone in the lineup. Only Brooks Laich, Jason Chimera, Karl Alzner, and Latta were held without a shot on goal.
  • Marcus Johansson was a late afternoon scratch by Barry Trotz and was replaced by Stanislav Galiev in the lineup. Capitals’ Senior Writer Mike Vogel tweeted that Johansson left practice early on Friday because of an injury that was bothering him.
  • In what has to be the weirdest coach's challenge of all time Barry Trotz used his to challenge Scheifele's overtime goal. The officials reviewed the video for more than five minutes after the MTS Centre had already celebrated the win (twice). In the end, it was determined that the play was onside and the Jets grabbed the extra point.

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