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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Washington 5, New Jersey 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 7, 2018
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Wes McCauley, Dan O'Rourke
Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 18506
Final Scoring Summary
 
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New Jersey 1113
Washington 2125
Periods:
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1
New Jersey   Washington
  0:00 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  0:18 Takeaway by Nicklas Backstrom.
Takeaway by Blake Coleman. 0:32  
Pavel Zacha blocks shot from Brett Connolly. 0:39  
  0:59 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
Shot by Nico Hischier misses the net 1:14  
Damon Severson blocks shot from Matt Niskanen. 1:20  
  1:24 Shot by Devante Smith-Pelly misses the net
Brian Boyle wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 1:25  
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 1:39  
  1:53 Brooks Orpik hits Pavel Zacha.
  2:03 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  2:15 Jakub Jerabek hits Miles Wood.
  2:21 Alex Ovechkin scores. Assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson.
  2:21 Chandler Stephenson wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
  2:28 Chandler Stephenson wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
Brian Boyle shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 2:53  
Takeaway by John Moore. 3:42  
  3:48 Dmitry Orlov blocks shot from Stefan Noesen.
  4:09 Takeaway by Alex Ovechkin.
Andy Greene blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 4:28  
  4:31 Takeaway by Tom Wilson.
  4:35 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
Shot by Pavel Zacha misses the net 4:55  
Miles Wood shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 5:07  
Patrick Maroon hits John Carlson. 5:18  
Brian Boyle wins the faceoff against Chandler Stephenson. 5:36  
  6:02 Jakub Jerabek hits Brian Boyle.
  6:23 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Drew Stafford shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 7:25  
Nico Hischier wins the faceoff against Tom Wilson. 7:27  
Shot by Jesper Bratt misses the net 7:30  
  7:36 Matt Niskanen blocks shot from Damon Severson.
  7:47 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  7:53 Dmitry Orlov shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  7:59 Giveaway by Tom Wilson.
Nico Hischier shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 8:00  
Nico Hischier scores. Assisted by Patrick Maroon and Damon Severson. 8:10  
  8:10 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
Giveaway by Cory Schneider. 8:21  
  8:26 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  8:27 Jakub Vrana wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
Miles Wood shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 8:36  
  8:36 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
  8:48 Takeaway by Lars Eller.
  11:29 Matt Niskanen penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Nico Hischier.
Nico Hischier penalty for embellishment - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Matt Niskanen. 11:29  
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 11:29  
Takeaway by Michael Grabner. 11:56  
Brian Gibbons hits Dmitry Orlov. 12:46  
  12:49 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  14:10 John Carlson blocks shot from Will Butcher.
Takeaway by Mirco Mueller. 14:39  
  14:50 Matt Niskanen hits Jesper Bratt.
Nico Hischier shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 14:52  
  14:53 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
Drew Stafford shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 15:26  
  16:09 Takeaway by Dmitry Orlov.
Blake Coleman hits Tom Wilson. 16:15  
Mirco Mueller blocks shot from Jakub Vrana. 17:28  
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 17:40  
Pavel Zacha shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:14  
  18:18 Jakub Jerabek blocks shot from Miles Wood.
  18:43 Shot by Matt Niskanen misses the net
  19:02 Giveaway by Andre Burakovsky.
  19:12 Shot by Brett Connolly misses the net
  19:17 Shot by Michal Kempny misses the net
Nico Hischier blocks shot from Michal Kempny. 19:23  
Giveaway by Damon Severson. 19:26  
  19:30 John Carlson shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  19:32 Nicklas Backstrom scores. Assisted by Brett Connolly and John Carlson.
  19:32 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  19:54 Tom Wilson hits Blake Coleman.
2
New Jersey   Washington
  0:00 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
Takeaway by Mirco Mueller. 0:17  
  0:26 Giveaway by John Carlson.
Shot by Brian Gibbons misses the net 0:27  
  0:55 Takeaway by Alex Ovechkin.
  0:58 Matt Niskanen shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Nico Hischier blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 1:02  
  1:14 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
  1:27 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Takeaway by Pavel Zacha. 2:10  
  3:10 Devante Smith-Pelly hits Mirco Mueller.
Andy Greene blocks shot from John Carlson. 3:29  
  3:37 Shot by Michal Kempny misses the net
  3:44 Michal Kempny scores. Assisted by Shane Gersich and Chandler Stephenson.
Blake Coleman wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 3:44  
  3:58 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
John Moore shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 4:13  
Nico Hischier wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 4:14  
Drew Stafford shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 4:16  
  4:45 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  5:25 John Carlson shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  5:26 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 5:32  
  5:57 Michal Kempny penalty for cross checking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Miles Wood.
  5:57 Devante Smith-Pelly wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
Pavel Zacha shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 6:48  
  6:50 Devante Smith-Pelly wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
Brian Boyle shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 7:20  
Shot by Drew Stafford misses the net 7:29  
  8:33 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  8:34 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
Patrick Maroon hits Evgeny Kuznetsov. 8:54  
  9:15 Alex Chiasson penalty for cross checking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Patrick Maroon.
Patrick Maroon penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Alex Chiasson. 9:15  
Nico Hischier wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 9:15  
Andy Greene shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 10:43  
  10:51 Takeaway by Dmitry Orlov.
Andy Greene blocks shot from Jakub Vrana. 11:05  
  11:21 Takeaway by John Carlson.
  12:01 Brooks Orpik blocks shot from Brian Boyle.
Nico Hischier wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 12:02  
  12:10 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
  12:14 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
Ben Lovejoy hits Jakub Jerabek. 13:22  
Shot by Brian Gibbons misses the net 13:27  
  13:42 Shot by Andre Burakovsky misses the net
Brian Boyle wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 13:43  
Shot by John Moore misses the net 14:06  
  14:15 John Carlson blocks shot from John Moore.
Takeaway by Brian Boyle. 14:33  
Miles Wood shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 14:47  
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Chandler Stephenson. 14:48  
Shot by Miles Wood misses the net 14:53  
  15:02 Jakub Jerabek hits Patrick Maroon.
Miles Wood hits Jakub Jerabek. 15:31  
  15:45 Matt Niskanen shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  16:58 Takeaway by John Carlson.
  17:01 Shot by John Carlson misses the net
  17:02 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  17:24 Giveaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
  17:34 Takeaway by John Carlson.
  17:37 Giveaway by John Carlson.
Stefan Noesen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 17:39  
  17:51 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  18:14 Lars Eller hits Brian Boyle.
Brian Boyle shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:34  
  18:36 Giveaway by Braden Holtby.
  18:37 Brooks Orpik blocks shot from Jimmy Hayes.
  18:38 Chandler Stephenson wins the faceoff against Pavel Zacha.
  18:41 Shane Gersich blocks shot from Damon Severson.
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Chandler Stephenson. 18:42  
  18:49 Jakub Jerabek hits Patrick Maroon.
Miles Wood scores. Assisted by Patrick Maroon and Pavel Zacha. 19:07  
Nico Hischier wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 19:07  
Damon Severson hits Andre Burakovsky. 19:26  
  19:31 Andre Burakovsky hits Damon Severson.
Giveaway by John Moore. 19:41  
  19:44 Dmitry Orlov hits Nico Hischier.
  19:52 Giveaway by Nicklas Backstrom.
3
New Jersey   Washington
  0:00 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
Blake Coleman wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:14  
Stefan Noesen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 0:19  
Blake Coleman shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 0:20  
  0:35 Takeaway by Tom Wilson.
  0:59 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  1:28 Giveaway by Brett Connolly.
Patrick Maroon scores. Assisted by Pavel Zacha and Miles Wood. 2:04  
  2:04 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
Takeaway by Brian Boyle. 2:27  
  2:29 Brooks Orpik blocks shot from Brian Boyle.
  2:40 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Patrick Maroon.
  2:50 Devante Smith-Pelly shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Patrick Maroon hits Lars Eller. 2:53  
  2:58 Shot by Michal Kempny misses the net
Ben Lovejoy hits Chandler Stephenson. 3:33  
  4:16 Takeaway by Tom Wilson.
  4:20 Alex Ovechkin shoots misses the net
  4:24 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Nico Hischier.
  4:26 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Blake Coleman wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 4:27  
  5:01 Shot by Tom Wilson misses the net
  5:07 Shot by Dmitry Orlov misses the net
Giveaway by Stefan Noesen. 5:09  
  5:11 Alex Ovechkin scores.
Brian Boyle wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 5:11  
  5:23 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 5:36  
  6:10 Shot by John Carlson misses the net
Giveaway by Drew Stafford. 6:37  
  6:41 Shot by Jakub Vrana misses the net
  6:44 Brooks Orpik shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Brian Boyle wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 6:45  
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 7:20  
  7:38 Nicklas Backstrom blocks shot from Patrick Maroon.
  8:43 Takeaway by Devante Smith-Pelly.
Jesper Bratt shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 8:54  
  9:09 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  9:21 Evgeny Kuznetsov blocks shot from Brian Gibbons.
  9:22 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  9:32 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
Pavel Zacha wins the faceoff against Chandler Stephenson. 10:53  
  10:58 Shane Gersich blocks shot from Ben Lovejoy.
  11:41 Andre Burakovsky hits Damon Severson.
  11:50 Andre Burakovsky scores. Assisted by Michal Kempny and Nicklas Backstrom.
  11:50 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Brian Boyle.
Jimmy Hayes penalty for slashing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Evgeny Kuznetsov. 12:14  
  12:14 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  12:44 Takeaway by Brett Connolly.
  12:57 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
Ben Lovejoy shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 13:04  
Nico Hischier penalty for tripping - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Andre Burakovsky. 14:47  
  14:47 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
Giveaway by Ben Lovejoy. 15:38  
Brian Gibbons shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 15:45  
  15:48 John Carlson hits Brian Gibbons.
  16:42 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  16:46 Brett Connolly hits Mirco Mueller.
John Moore blocks shot from Brett Connolly. 16:54  
Drew Stafford hits Lars Eller. 17:17  
  17:36 Giveaway by Andre Burakovsky.
Shot by Miles Wood misses the net 17:48  
  17:55 Giveaway by Lars Eller.
Miles Wood shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:03  
  18:40 Brooks Orpik hits Stefan Noesen.
  18:43 Alex Ovechkin blocks shot from Damon Severson.
Patrick Maroon shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:51  
  19:00 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  19:03 Shot by Jakub Jerabek misses the net
  19:09 Brooks Orpik shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  19:14 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
Giveaway by Jimmy Hayes. 19:38  
Brian Gibbons blocks shot from John Carlson. 19:39  
  19:40 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
  19:45 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Cory Schneider.
  19:49 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  19:53 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Blake Coleman.
Brian Gibbons blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 19:57