Oilers vs. Capitals – NHL Game Recap – November 7, 2022

Washington – with less than two minutes left The Washington Capitals Hoping to avoid detonating another bullet in the third round, Alex Ovechkin He skated toward the net, and instead of shooting, he passed the puck between his legs Evgeny KuznetsovWho knew it was coming.

“Surely I knew it would pass,” said Kuznetsov.

After scoring again, Ovechkin’s most important contribution on Monday night was the timely assistance on Kuznetsov’s goal that allowed Washington to hold on to the win over Edmonton Oilers 5-4, pick up a Four games in a row. It turns out he’s the winner of the game then Ryan Nugent Hopkins He scored after 45 seconds, but the Capitals would have a hard-earned victory without many key players.

Kuznetsov, who scored two goals and assisted two goals, is in his eighth four-point career. “We were always positive on the bench, we always supported each other because we missed a lot of players, a lot of D men, and they made the day.”

Ovechkin scored for the third game in a row, batting Stuart Skinner About playing strong in the second period and making him the 163 different goalkeeper he scored against. It’s also the third game in a row that he’s scoring in a new goalkeeper after that Detroit Phil Hoso And the Arizona Karel Vimelka It became number 161 and 162.

Goal 788 of Ovechkin’s career put him 13 times behind Jordi Howe for second on the careers list and 106 from Wayne Gretzky’s long-seeming record. Ovechkin has caught the heat recently with five goals and two assists on six straight points.

Ovi and Kuzy and (Connor Cherry“He was good in attack,” said coach Peter Laviollette. “I thought everyone is playing well, but you need your best players to be your best players.”

Newcomer Capitals Dylan Strom He had two goals and an assist in his last encounter with his former hockey teammate Conor McDavid, who was playing his 500th game in the National League for the regular season. He stole the disc from the Oilers forward Warren Vogel He scored late in the first half, added a second to strong play early in the second half, and with Washington skated 5 on 3, he provided a perfect cross for Kuznetsov to score his first goal of the season.

defenseman Eric Gustafson She also got three points – all for the power game, with Washington going 4 for 5.

“Four goals to play power,” Edmonton Zach Heyman He said. “I can’t win this. You can’t win on penalties.”

McDavid added to his league lead by scoring his 13th of the season and Leon Drystel Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored in the third game, but the Oilers couldn’t make a comeback and extended their losing streak to three. Nugent Hopkins also scored while hitting the ball from the air in the first half, and Skinner allowed five goals from 31 shots.

“She’s getting old, fighting again,” said Draisaitl, who now leads the league with 17 assists. “It’s exhausting. It’s tiring. We just give up so many goals.”

Charlie Lindgren He made 12 out of 25 saves in the third period of his fourth start with the Capitals, who were playing in very short fashion with players adding nearly $40 million from their salary out of the squad due to injury. Dmitriy Orlov He became the last absence and joined the defense man John Carlson and the attackers TJ O’SheaNiklas Backstrom Tom Wilson Conor BrownCarl Hagelin and Beck Malnstein.

“There’s a lot of guts, a lot of competition in this group,” Lindgren said. “As a goalkeeper, you love to see it. It makes you play harder. It’s a fun group. We all compete, we all fight hard, so beating a good team like this looks really good.”

straight ahead Nicholas Ob-Kobel He made his Washington debut after demanding waivers from Toronto on Sunday. defenseman Lucas Johansson He played his second game in the National Hockey League and first of the season in place of Orloff. Aube-Kubel, best known for his downfall and the Stanley Cup on ice during the Colorado Championship celebration in June, was a hit at Evander King In the first period of his first match with the capitals.

Aube-Kubel joked: “He’s usually tougher on his skates than that.” “I don’t know, maybe I surprised him.”

next one

Oilers: Make the second leg of our four-game road trip at the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night at Tampa Bay Lightning.

Capitals: host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh penguins Wednesday night.


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