Tag: Marcus Johansson

December 31, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game in New Jersey, defeating the Devils 6-2 Saturday in a game that featured 18 penalties. Capitals Dominate: The Devils and Capitals faced each other for the second time in 42 hours Saturday. In their last meeting Thursday night, Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid saved 43 in a 2-1…

December 10, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 Friday night for their third straight win. Vrana Leads the Power Play: The Capitals scored on two out of their three chances with a man advantage Friday. These goals improved Washington’s power-play scoring percentage to 16th in the NHL. This is up from Dec. 1 when the…

December 6, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 Monday night, ending their three-game losing streak. Offense Begins to Awaken: Washington fell behind within six minutes of play. Buffalo forward Zemgus Girgensons scored the game’s first goal on a one-on-one break. He beat Capitals goalie Braden Holtby with a backhand shot. The 1-0 deficit put Washington in the…

November 27, 2016 No comments exist

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2 Saturday night. Sluggish Saturday: Washington took the ice in Toronto less than 24 hours after it beat the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. The quick turnaround left the Capitals with a lagging defense. “The schedule might have got us a little bit,” Washington head coach Barry Trotz…

November 26, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres Friday evening 3-1 behind their backup goalie’s 32-save performance. Grubauer Birthday Bash: Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer celebrated his 25th birthday Friday by saving 32 of Buffalo’s 33 shots in his third win of the year. The German native’s parents were in town for his birthday, allowing them to attend…

November 12, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime Friday. With the win, Washington ended Chicago’s seven-game win streak. Overtime Winner Capitals forward Marcus Johansson scored the game-winning goal 2:20 into overtime. “[The Blackhawks] are very good in this building,” Washington head coach Barry Trotz said on the win, according to NHL.com. “They feed…

November 9, 2016 No comments exist

The San Jose Sharks shutout the Washington Capitals 3-0 Tuesday, ending their five-game win streak. Defensive Matchup Tuesday’s game was the Shark’s first shutout of the season and the first time an opponent shutout Washington this year. Both teams failed to piece together an offensive push, as both kept the puck out of their deep…