The Capitals traveled to Dallas after falling in St. Louis yesterday and were looking for a bounce back performance. A tie through sixty minutes led to overtime where Tyler Seguin ended it.
Here’s Friday night’s Plus/Minus:
Plus: The Capitals pick up a standings point to remain tied with Pittsburgh atop the Metropolitan Division.
Minus: Washington allowed Dallas to dominate the game’s opening twenty minutes. The Capitals were outshot 15 to 5 and were down a goal at its conclusion.
Eight more notes on the game.
- A pair of first period penalties (Matt Niskanen and Alex Ovechkin) put Washington on defense early. They would only kill the first, however.
- With six minutes to play in the opening frame and Dallas connected on their second man advantage. Alexander Radulov’s shot pass deflected off of Pheonix Copley’s leg pad and right to Seguin, who buried it into the open net.
- Midway through the contest Lars Eller got the Capitals on the scoreboard. Skating the puck out of the offensive zone corner Eller fired a backhander from distance that eluded Anton Khudobin’s blocker side.
- A few minutes later Michal Kempny blew a wheel along the wall that unfortunately turned an upcoming power play into 4 on 4 thanks to an embellishment call.
- A scoreless and uneventful third period led to overtime.
- In overtime another pass from Radulov to Seguin streched Copley across his crease and allowed Seguin to roof the winner.
- Stars’ captain Jamie Benn missed the contest after receiving a hard hit from the Devils’ Miles Wood Wednesday night. Benn has not missed a contest since March 17th, 2017.
- On the other hand, Ovechkin skated in his 204th consecutive contest (a new career high), a streak that dates back to October 13th, 2016. Enjoy it before the NHL ends it.