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Game 35 at New Jersey Devils (W 6-2)

December 31 2016 at 12:41 PM

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Going with the usual stream... 1:00 start this afternoon.

http://www.vipbox.bz/ice-hockey/435194/1/toronto-maple-leafs-vs-washington-capitals-live-stream-online.html

Time for the guys to get it in gear, if they ever do this season.

CAPITALS (20-9-5) at DEVILS (14-15-7)

1 p.m. ET; MSG+, CSN-DC, NHL.TV


https://www.nhl.com/news/washington-capitals-new-jersey-devils-game-preview/c-285180554


Capitals team scope

Following a 2-1 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday when the Washington Capitals had 44 shots, coach Barry Trotz changed the top two lines at practice Friday. Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie were moved up to the top line with Alex Ovechkin, and Evgeny Kuznetsov and Justin Williams were moved down to the second line with Marcus Johansson. "We're looking to score some goals and play pretty clean in the [defensive] zone," Kuznetsov told Monumental Network on Friday. "I think we all have to play better like a team. We just need to win." Braden Holtby, who made 26 saves Thursday and has started the past five games, could sit in favor of Philipp Grubauer. Washington, which has lost two straight, is 0-for-11 on the power play it its past four games.



Devils team scope

Keith Kinkaid made 43 saves on Thursday and will be back in net. "Certainly he deserves to get back in there and we hope he has another good performance," coach John Hynes said Saturday prior to the game. Cory Schneider has struggled, allowing at least four goals in nine of his past 13 starts. New Jersey will be without forward Taylor Hall, who didn't play Thursday because of a lower-body injury. Hynes said the Devils would have the same forwards but may have a different look on defense. The Devils last won two straight games Dec. 3-6. They are 5-12-4 after a 9-3-3 start.



Capitals projected lineup

Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie

Marcus Johansson -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Justin Williams

Andre Burakovsky -- Lars Eller -- Brett Connolly

Daniel Winnik -- Jay Beagle -- Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner -- John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov -- Matt Niskanen

Brooks Orpik -- Nate Schmidt

Philipp Grubauer

Braden Holtby

Scratched: Taylor Chorney, Jakub Vrana

Injured: None



Devils projected lineup

Michael Cammalleri -- Travis Zajac -- Kyle Palmieri

Beau Bennett -- Adam Henrique -- PA Parenteau

Luke Gazdic -- Sergey Kalinin -- Nick Lappin

Miles Wood -- Jacob Josefson -- Devante Smith-Pelly

Andy Greene -- Damon Severson

Yohann Auvitu -- Ben Lovejoy

John Moore -- Kyle Quincey

Keith Kinkaid

Cory Schneider

Scratched: Jon Merrill, Pavel Zacha

Injured: Taylor Hall (lower body), Vernon Fiddler (lower body)



Status report

Trotz didn't confirm his starting goalie or his lineup. Vrana may be a healthy scratch for the second straight game.



Who's hot

Backstrom has two goals and eight points in 10 games. ... Williams has six goals and three assists in his past 11 games. ... Henrique has three goals and three assists in eight games. ... Parenteau leads the Devils with 10 goals and has five in his past eight games.



    
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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:09 PM 

Stream today is the NJ feed- nice...

game on, Grubauer. KinKaid again for the Devils.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:16 PM 

2 stoppages in the first 1:02, zzzzzzzzzzzzzz already...

both teams with SOGs now... Connelly on the board! Nice pass from Bura!

1-0 Caps!

Wilson crushes Moore, stretcher being brought out...

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:29 PM 

Devils go after Connolly, end up with a PP (Connolly called for a slash, then matching roughings)... killed pretty easily...

another penalty, I think on the Caps.


    
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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:35 PM 

Ovechkin called for shooting the puck... early word on Moore is not as serious as it looked...

all in front of Grubauer- big save, clean save, big glove save... good kill. Icing Caps.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:44 PM 

Right back in the box, Orlov for interference...

8:15 left 1st, SOGs are 4-4... now at :59 left PP, NJ evens it up and we go 4 on 4... Caps' PP now... killed, ES... 5:04, TV timeout.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:52 PM 

3:02 left, Devils spending lots of time in the Washington end... under 1:00 score!

Orpik, but I tihnk Beagle got the deflect!

2-0 under review from a high stick, but it's good...

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 1:54 PM 

Beagle, from Orpik and Winnik... Eller now called for goalie interference with :12.7 left...

2-0, end 1st.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:24 PM 

With the good change in the 2nd, Caps should kill this and put the year to bed with a huuuge win.

Just a hunch. 2nd on... killed... Williams to the box for tripping, but :05 later Zajak for interference... 4 on 4...

now another penalty on Orlov... 4 on 3... and, off the faceoff, NJ called for slashing- we're 3 on 3...





 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:26 PM 

Palmieri off a giveaway.. 2-1.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:33 PM 

Devils back on the PP, too many Caps... killed... firewagon hockey...

Oshie!!! 3-1

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:35 PM 

Ovechkin!!!! 4-1

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:38 PM 

Looked like intentionally wide off the boards by Nisky, Ovie banged it home... another penalty on (don't know, commercial break)... Williams for a hold. NJD PP...

 
 

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December 31 2016, 2:47 PM 


 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:52 PM 

My error- redirect by Williams... now a fight, Gazoic and Wilson... draw, most blowa by Gaz, rakedown by Wilson.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 2:54 PM 

5-1, end 2nd.

3rd is going to be all Caps for a huuge win.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 3:21 PM 

3rd on... 13:09 left reg, chances for both, good play but no results...

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 3:35 PM 

Deflection makes it 5-2, under 5:00 left in reg.

Johansson!!!!!! 6-2

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils

December 31 2016, 3:46 PM 

Devils to the PP at 2:31 left, Wilson for something on Zajac...
Winnik slashes, to the room... but Parenteau responded, so it's 4 on 4 as Par gets the only call...

final.

 
 

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Re: Game 35 at New Jersey Devils (W 6-2)

January 1 2017, 4:22 PM 

Wow, what a game it must have been!

Finally back on this forum, which is blocked in Turkey (like all Network54), thanks to a Russian proxy. So it looks like the Caps woke up.

2 big wins, 2 shootout losses (would have been a tie in the past) and 2 one-goal losses in the last 6 games... Not as bad as I originally thought.

 
 
 
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