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game recap

Capitals 3, Flames 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

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Capitals 3, Flames 1
Calgary Flames 1, Washington Capitals 3
Three Stars of the Game
Nicklas Backstrom
1st
Nicklas Backstrom
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:31
Marcus Johansson
2nd
Marcus Johansson
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:07
Alex Ovechkin
3rd
Alex Ovechkin
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:02

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Calgary Flames put forth a strong effort in Washington on Tuesday night but fell 3-1 to the Capitals.

Penalities cost the Flames the game as they allowed goals on their first two infractions.

Calgary's power play was also ineffective. They were unable to capitalize on any of their four opportunities with the man advantage.

The Flames fell behind at 1:11 of the first period due to an Ovechkin power play marker

With Rene Bourque sitting in the sin bin for holding up Dennis Wideman, the Capitals potent power play burst into the zone and Marcus Johansson sent a perfect pass over to a waiting Ovechkin.

The Washington captain went for his patented one-timer and it flew past Kiprusoff, giving Ovechkin his 17th goal of the year.

The Capitals kept it coming in the middle stanza, scoring on their second power play goal of the night. Ovechkin sent a hard shot on net from the blueline and Troy Brouwer was able to collect the rebound in the goal mouth and slip it past Kiprusoff.

Curtis Glencross was able to cut the Capitals lead in half at 13:51 when Iginla fed him from behind the net and he slide the puck just past Voukon's pad. The winger now has 16 goals this season.

TJ Brodie also assisted on the Flames first goal of the evening.

Washington notched a late goal in the second period when Dennis Wideman capitalized on a defensive lapse and scored his seventh of the year.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:11
WSH
PPG - Alex Ovechkin (17) ASST: Marcus Johansson (14), Nicklas Backstrom (27)
1 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
08:49
WSH
PPG - Troy Brouwer (11) ASST: Alex Ovechkin (16), Nicklas Backstrom (28)
2 - 0 WSH
13:51
CGY
Curtis Glencross (16) ASST: Jarome Iginla (17), TJ Brodie (7)
2 - 1 WSH
17:01
WSH
Dennis Wideman (7) ASST: Nicklas Backstrom (29), Marcus Johansson (15)
3 - 1 WSH
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
00:36
CGY
Rene Bourque  Holding against  Dennis Wideman
2nd Period
02:36
WSH
Mike Green  Holding against  Tom Kostopoulos
08:29
CGY
Chris Butler  Holding against  Joel Ward
3rd Period
10:06
CGY
Rene Bourque  Elbowing against  Nicklas Backstrom
12:20
WSH
Mike Knuble  Slashing against  Rene Bourque
15:39
WSH
Mike Green  Interference against  Tom Kostopoulos
19:10
WSH
Mike Knuble  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 21TOI: 58:54
Saves: 18EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .857SH: 0 - 0
Tomas Vokoun
Tomas Vokoun
16-8-0
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 18EV: 14 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .947SH: 1 - 1