Carlson extends point streak to seven, Capitals defeat Ducks
- John Carlson extended his point streak to seven games with two assists, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 at Capital One Arena on Monday.
- Carlson has 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) during the streak. He has 11 multipoint games this season.
- Richard Panik, Alex Ovechkin, Chandler Stephenson, Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson scored for Washington (16-3-4), which is 13-1-2 in its past 16 games, outscoring opponents 64-45. Braden Holtby made 32 saves.
“We controlled the puck, we controlled the game, and you can see the result,” Ovechkin said. “Obviously, we tried to stick together. It’s a very good sign and big points.”
- Sam Steel and Nicolas Deslauriers scored, and John Gibson made 26 saves for Anaheim (10-10-2), which is 1-4-2 in its past seven games.
“I think at the end of the day, we’ve just got to tighten up our game,” Anaheim defenseman Erik Gudbranson said. “We weren’t as sharp as we have been in the past. This is one of the better teams in the National Hockey League. You better bring your ‘A’ game to come into this building and take a win.”
- The Capitals increased the lead to 3-0 with 33 seconds left in the period when Stephenson scored from the high slot off a pass from Garnet Hathaway as a fight broke out behind the Ducks net.
By the way, here’s the reason for the match penalty for Garnet Hathaway. pic.twitter.com/e3W97zFSKV
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 19, 2019
“I actually thought that the play had been blown down because all of the players were involved in the scrum,” Eakins said. “It even looked like [Gibson] was distracted by it so, even when [the referees] were at the penalty box, I didn’t think it was going to be a goal.”
- Among the penalties, Anaheim’s Nick Ritchie received a game misconduct for being the third man in during the fight, and Hathaway received a match penalty for spitting on Gudbranson.
“It’s a bad thing to do,” Gudbranson said. “It’s something you just don’t do in a game, and he did it.”
- Hathaway said of spitting, “Yeah, it has no place.
- It was an emotional play by me. You don’t plan any of that stuff in your head and it was a quick reaction and unfortunately the wrong one for me to a [Gudbranson] sucker punch.”
NHL Highlights | Ducks vs Capitals – Nov. 18, 2019
- Anaheim had won three straight games against Washington. …
- Ovechkin has 254 power-play goals, one behind Teemu Selanne for third in NHL history. …
- Washington is 11-1-2 when it scores first. …
- Boyd has six points (one goal, five assists) in eight games with Washington.
Sources & Credits: NHL.com; WAS Capitals, ANA Ducks
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 19, 2019