Tag: Matt Niskanen

January 4, 2017 1 comment

The Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 in overtime Tuesday night behind captain Alex Ovechkin’s game-winning goal. Offense, Offense and More Offense: Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into overtime on a one-timer. The overtime goal was the 19th of his regular season career, tying him with Jaromir Jagr for the most…

December 17, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals won their sixth straight game Friday night, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout. The Shootout: With 10 seconds remaining in overtime, Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer made several blocker pad saves to send the game into a shootout. During their last contest in Raleigh, North Carolina 34 days ago, the Capitals…

December 14, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders Tuesday night. Niskanen Nailing: Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen scored twice in the third period to lift Washington over New York. Niskanen’s two goals were his first of the season. “[Niskanen] is known more for a shutdown role,” Capitals…

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 8, 2016 No comments exist

The Washington Capitals blew a three-goal lead over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night but eventually defeated them 4-3 in overtime. The Overtime Winner: Washington forward Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-winning goal 1:36 into overtime. “Every time when you let teams back from a 3-0 lead, it’s not good enough,” Backstrom said, according to The Washington Post….

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…