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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Washington 2, Buffalo 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, December 21, 2018
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Francis Charron, Ghislain Hebert
Linesmen: Jonny Murray, Pierre Racicot
Attendance: 18506
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Buffalo 0011
Washington 0112
Periods:
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1
Buffalo   Washington
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:00  
Giveaway by Jack Eichel. 0:15  
  0:25 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  0:34 Tom Wilson hits Jack Eichel.
  0:45 Michal Kempny blocks shot from Marco Scandella.
Marco Scandella hits Jakub Vrana. 0:54  
  1:09 Giveaway by Nicklas Backstrom.
Vladimir Sobotka blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 1:26  
  1:29 T.J. Oshie hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
  1:31 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Johan Larsson wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 1:32  
  1:50 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Casey Mittelstadt.
Kyle Okposo hits Jonas Siegenthaler. 2:20  
  2:34 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
Giveaway by Jake McCabe. 3:00  
Tage Thompson blocks shot from John Carlson. 3:21  
Takeaway by Jeff Skinner. 3:46  
  3:49 Matt Niskanen blocks shot from Sam Reinhart.
  3:50 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
Takeaway by Zach Bogosian. 3:58  
Jack Eichel blocks shot from Evgeny Kuznetsov. 4:17  
  4:27 Shot by Tom Wilson misses the net
Jeff Skinner penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Evgeny Kuznetsov. 4:32  
  4:32 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
  4:49 Takeaway by John Carlson.
Jake McCabe shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 4:54  
  5:14 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  5:33 Giveaway by Nicklas Backstrom.
  5:59 Takeaway by Dmitry Orlov.
  6:02 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  6:30 Brett Connolly hits Rasmus Dahlin.
  7:00 Takeaway by Chandler Stephenson.
Giveaway by Conor Sheary. 7:02  
  7:04 Devante Smith-Pelly shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  7:05 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Vladimir Sobotka.
  7:30 Takeaway by Chandler Stephenson.
  7:50 Shot by Madison Bowey misses the net
Marco Scandella blocks shot from Chandler Stephenson. 7:56  
  8:03 Chandler Stephenson hits Vladimir Sobotka.
  8:16 Giveaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Shot by Casey Mittelstadt misses the net 8:21  
Giveaway by Kyle Okposo. 8:26  
  8:28 Tom Wilson penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Casey Mittelstadt.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 8:28  
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 8:36  
  8:37 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Shot by Sam Reinhart misses the net 9:34  
  10:24 Jonas Siegenthaler blocks shot from Casey Mittelstadt.
  11:11 Giveaway by Michal Kempny.
Shot by Remi Elie misses the net 11:11  
Marco Scandella shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 11:21  
  11:22 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Shot by Rasmus Dahlin misses the net 11:34  
Shot by Zach Bogosian misses the net 11:46  
  11:54 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  12:22 Tom Wilson hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
  12:29 Giveaway by Jakub Vrana.
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 12:33  
Casey Mittelstadt wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 12:52  
Kyle Okposo shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 12:54  
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 13:00  
  13:11 Shot by Matt Niskanen misses the net
  13:41 Brett Connolly hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
Jake McCabe shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 13:59  
  14:00 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
  14:22 Nicklas Backstrom hits Jake McCabe.
Jeff Skinner blocks shot from Michal Kempny. 14:34  
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 15:35  
Shot by Johan Larsson misses the net 15:46  
  15:52 Devante Smith-Pelly blocks shot from Zach Bogosian.
  16:20 Matt Niskanen hits Evan Rodrigues.
Vladimir Sobotka wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 16:24  
Vladimir Sobotka hits Matt Niskanen. 16:41  
  16:52 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  16:54 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Casey Mittelstadt.
  17:00 Andre Burakovsky shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  17:05 Shot by Jonas Siegenthaler misses the net
  17:13 Lars Eller shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  17:19 Andre Burakovsky shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 17:19  
Shot by Jack Eichel misses the net 17:34  
  17:36 Giveaway by Michal Kempny.
  17:44 Tom Wilson hits Jack Eichel.
  17:49 Giveaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 17:50  
Takeaway by Tage Thompson. 18:47  
Vladimir Sobotka wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 19:06  
  19:42 Nic Dowd hits Marco Scandella.
  19:45 Devante Smith-Pelly hits Conor Sheary.
  19:53 Jonas Siegenthaler blocks shot from Zemgus Girgensons.
2
Buffalo   Washington
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:00  
  0:09 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Jack Eichel shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 0:16  
Takeaway by Jeff Skinner. 0:25  
Shot by Jack Eichel misses the net 0:28  
Takeaway by Vladimir Sobotka. 0:55  
Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 1:00  
  1:00 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Vladimir Sobotka.
  1:08 Nicklas Backstrom blocks shot from Vladimir Sobotka.
  1:13 Michal Kempny hits Conor Sheary.
  1:25 T.J. Oshie hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 1:31  
Conor Sheary blocks shot from T.J. Oshie. 1:42  
  1:46 Giveaway by Alex Ovechkin.
  2:37 Jonas Siegenthaler penalty for tripping - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Conor Sheary.
  2:37 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Giveaway by Rasmus Ristolainen. 2:46  
  2:50 Chandler Stephenson scores a short handed goal. Assisted by Nic Dowd.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 2:50  
Shot by Evan Rodrigues misses the net 4:16  
  4:25 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Casey Mittelstadt.
  4:56 Shot by John Carlson misses the net
  5:17 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Takeaway by Jake McCabe. 5:41  
  6:04 Jonas Siegenthaler hits Tage Thompson.
  6:10 Shot by Tom Wilson misses the net
  6:43 Giveaway by Michal Kempny.
  6:46 Giveaway by Madison Bowey.
Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 6:49  
  6:56 Devante Smith-Pelly hits Lawrence Pilut.
Evan Rodrigues penalty for holding - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Michal Kempny. 7:12  
  7:12 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
Takeaway by Jake McCabe. 7:29  
  7:48 T.J. Oshie shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  7:54 Takeaway by Alex Ovechkin.
  8:10 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  8:10 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Vladimir Sobotka.
  8:27 Shot by John Carlson misses the net
Giveaway by Jake McCabe. 8:28  
Shot by Johan Larsson misses the net 9:11  
  9:18 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Casey Mittelstadt.
Giveaway by Zach Bogosian. 9:27  
  9:35 Matt Niskanen hits Zemgus Girgensons.
Casey Mittelstadt penalty for holding - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Dmitry Orlov. 9:38  
  9:38 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
  10:18 Shot by Evgeny Kuznetsov misses the net
Evan Rodrigues shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 10:27  
  11:05 John Carlson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  11:09 Shot by T.J. Oshie misses the net
  11:17 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
Jack Eichel shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 12:07  
  12:40 Giveaway by Lars Eller.
Casey Mittelstadt wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 12:47  
  13:20 Nic Dowd hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
Takeaway by Rasmus Dahlin. 13:39  
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 13:50  
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 13:59  
  14:22 Jonas Siegenthaler blocks shot from Sam Reinhart.
  14:39 Shot by T.J. Oshie misses the net
  14:49 Dmitry Orlov shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 15:03  
  15:24 Madison Bowey blocks shot from Johan Larsson.
  15:29 Dmitry Orlov shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Johan Larsson wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 15:30  
  15:39 Giveaway by Lars Eller.
  16:16 Madison Bowey shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  16:45 Michal Kempny blocks shot from Vladimir Sobotka.
  17:29 Giveaway by Dmitry Orlov.
Vladimir Sobotka shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 17:36  
  17:37 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Casey Mittelstadt.
Zach Bogosian shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:11  
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 18:13  
  18:24 T.J. Oshie blocks shot from Marco Scandella.
  18:28 Alex Ovechkin blocks shot from Jake McCabe.
Shot by Jeff Skinner misses the net 18:49  
Jake McCabe blocks shot from Nic Dowd. 19:00  
Takeaway by Jack Eichel. 19:08  
Zemgus Girgensons shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:27  
  19:40 Madison Bowey hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
Zemgus Girgensons shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:41  
  19:51 Jonas Siegenthaler blocks shot from Lawrence Pilut.
  19:58 Devante Smith-Pelly hits Rasmus Ristolainen.
3
Buffalo   Washington
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:00  
  0:36 Takeaway by Tom Wilson.
  0:37 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  0:39 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Evan Rodrigues.
Rasmus Ristolainen blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 0:46  
  0:59 T.J. Oshie blocks shot from Conor Sheary.
Lawrence Pilut shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 1:10  
Vladimir Sobotka hits Matt Niskanen. 1:14  
Rasmus Ristolainen hits T.J. Oshie. 1:21  
  1:26 Giveaway by T.J. Oshie.
  1:44 Shot by Brett Connolly misses the net
Remi Elie shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 2:02  
Kyle Okposo shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 2:10  
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 2:11  
Takeaway by Sam Reinhart. 2:28  
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 2:30  
Takeaway by Jack Eichel. 2:37  
Shot by Jeff Skinner misses the net 2:41  
  2:47 John Carlson blocks shot from Jack Eichel.
  2:56 Devante Smith-Pelly blocks shot from Jack Eichel.
Evan Rodrigues wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 2:57  
Shot by Jake McCabe misses the net 3:10  
Marco Scandella shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 3:24  
  3:25 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Kyle Okposo.
  4:01 Giveaway by T.J. Oshie.
  4:16 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
  4:33 Giveaway by Braden Holtby.
Shot by Tage Thompson misses the net 4:36  
Zach Bogosian shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 4:56  
Takeaway by Tage Thompson. 5:05  
Tage Thompson shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 5:10  
  5:46 Shot by Chandler Stephenson misses the net
  5:53 Takeaway by Dmitry Orlov.
  6:09 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  7:23 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  7:38 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Kyle Okposo.
  7:42 Giveaway by Michal Kempny.
  7:46 Jakub Vrana blocks shot from Jake McCabe.
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 8:53  
  8:58 Michal Kempny blocks shot from Tage Thompson.
Johan Larsson scores. Assisted by Tage Thompson and Rasmus Ristolainen. 9:01  
  9:01 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 9:14  
  9:21 Matt Niskanen blocks shot from Rasmus Dahlin.
  9:24 Matt Niskanen penalty for tripping - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Jeff Skinner.
  9:24 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 9:36  
Jeff Skinner shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 10:33  
Jeff Skinner shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 10:57  
Vladimir Sobotka wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 11:35  
Johan Larsson wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 11:56  
Takeaway by Zemgus Girgensons. 12:25  
Jake McCabe blocks shot from Tom Wilson. 12:32  
  12:58 Takeaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
  13:00 Tom Wilson scores. Assisted by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 13:00  
  13:34 John Carlson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  13:52 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Vladimir Sobotka penalty for hooking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Lars Eller. 14:23  
  14:23 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Johan Larsson.
  15:04 Shot by Nicklas Backstrom misses the net
  15:22 Giveaway by T.J. Oshie.
Shot by Evan Rodrigues misses the net 16:11  
Johan Larsson blocks shot from Lars Eller. 16:28  
  16:30 Jakub Vrana shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 17:29  
Conor Sheary hits Matt Niskanen. 17:35  
  17:48 Nic Dowd penalty for tripping - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Casey Mittelstadt.
Jack Eichel wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 17:48  
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 18:06  
  18:07 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Jack Eichel.
  18:11 John Carlson shoots Saved by Carter Hutton.
  18:20 Takeaway by Nicklas Backstrom.
  18:23 Shot by T.J. Oshie misses the net
  18:50 Lars Eller blocks shot from Jack Eichel.
Shot by Sam Reinhart misses the net 19:19  
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:35  
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:36  
  19:37 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Jeff Skinner.
Takeaway by Rasmus Ristolainen. 19:53  
Rasmus Ristolainen shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:54  
Sam Reinhart shoots Saved by Braden Holtby. 19:57