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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Washington 5, Nashville 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
Referees: Jake Brenk, T.J. Luxmore
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Dan Kelly
Attendance: 18573
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Nashville 0303
Washington 3025
Periods:
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1
Nashville   Washington
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:00  
  0:37 John Carlson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  0:38 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
Eeli Tolvanen hits Michal Kempny. 1:25  
Yakov Trenin hits Nic Dowd. 1:38  
  1:40 Garnet Hathaway hits Michael McCarron.
  1:51 Giveaway by Nic Dowd.
Yakov Trenin shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 1:52  
Mattias Ekholm shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 2:01  
Philip Tomasino wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 2:02  
Shot by Alexandre Carrier misses the net 2:06  
Philip Tomasino hits Michal Kempny. 2:20  
Nick Cousins hits Trevor van Riemsdyk. 2:21  
Shot by Philip Tomasino misses the net 2:32  
  3:15 Lars Eller scores. Assisted by John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin.
  3:15 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
Takeaway by Filip Forsberg. 3:28  
  3:30 Garnet Hathaway hits Mikael Granlund.
  3:45 Takeaway by Garnet Hathaway.
Ryan Johansen hits Alexander Alexeyev. 4:02  
Dante Fabbro blocks shot from Tom Wilson. 4:13  
  4:22 Matt Irwin hits Eeli Tolvanen.
Alexandre Carrier hits Tom Wilson. 4:37  
  4:43 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  4:59 Michal Kempny blocks shot from Matt Benning.
Michael McCarron wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 5:00  
  5:16 Matt Irwin blocks shot from Michael McCarron.
  5:24 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 5:25  
Luke Kunin hits Lars Eller. 5:47  
  6:42 Giveaway by John Carlson.
Matt Duchene blocks shot from Evgeny Kuznetsov. 6:52  
Matt Duchene blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 7:02  
Yakov Trenin hits Matt Irwin. 7:41  
  7:43 Nic Dowd shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Michael McCarron penalty for interference - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Garnet Hathaway. 7:44  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 7:44  
  8:16 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Takeaway by Yakov Trenin. 8:34  
  9:14 Shot by Lars Eller misses the net
Alexandre Carrier blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 9:40  
Mattias Ekholm blocks shot from Lars Eller. 10:08  
Michael McCarron shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 10:18  
  10:39 Garnet Hathaway shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  10:41 Nic Dowd hits Ben Harpur.
  10:59 Nic Dowd blocks shot from Mark Borowiecki.
  11:12 Trevor van Riemsdyk blocks shot from Matt Benning.
Matt Benning shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 11:29  
  11:34 Trevor van Riemsdyk blocks shot from Mark Borowiecki.
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 12:05  
  12:09 Matt Irwin blocks shot from Mattias Ekholm.
Takeaway by Mathieu Olivier. 12:52  
Philip Tomasino shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 12:53  
Mathieu Olivier hits Nicklas Backstrom. 13:06  
  13:11 John Carlson scores. Assisted by Nicklas Backstrom and Dmitry Orlov.
  13:11 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Michael McCarron.
  13:23 Aliaksei Protas hits Ben Harpur.
Michael McCarron blocks shot from Aliaksei Protas. 13:32  
Dante Fabbro blocks shot from Conor Sheary. 13:34  
  13:38 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Shot by Yakov Trenin misses the net 13:48  
Tanner Jeannot hits Michal Kempny. 13:53  
Takeaway by Mikael Granlund. 14:25  
Shot by Matt Duchene misses the net 14:31  
  14:32 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
  14:39 Dmitry Orlov shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 14:40  
Dante Fabbro hits Connor McMichael. 14:44  
Giveaway by Filip Forsberg. 15:05  
  15:35 Takeaway by Lars Eller.
  15:56 Nicklas Backstrom hits Mark Borowiecki.
Ryan Johansen penalty for slashing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Michal Kempny. 16:03  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 16:03  
Takeaway by Mattias Ekholm. 16:08  
Mark Borowiecki blocks shot from John Carlson. 17:01  
  17:22 Shot by Nicklas Backstrom misses the net
  17:30 Shot by Evgeny Kuznetsov misses the net
  17:35 Takeaway by John Carlson.
  17:42 John Carlson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  17:43 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
Mattias Ekholm blocks shot from Tom Wilson. 17:58  
Takeaway by Mikael Granlund. 18:00  
  18:06 Dmitry Orlov hits Tanner Jeannot.
Ryan Johansen shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 18:21  
  18:52 Nic Dowd scores. Assisted by Carl Hagelin and Michal Kempny.
  18:52 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
Takeaway by Luke Kunin. 19:05  
  19:16 Shot by Garnet Hathaway misses the net
Matt Benning penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Garnet Hathaway. 19:21  
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 19:21  
  19:21 Garnet Hathaway penalty for high sticking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Matt Benning.
  19:21 Alexander Alexeyev penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Matt Benning.
  19:51 Shot by Lars Eller misses the net
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 19:52  
2
Nashville   Washington
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 0:00  
  0:25 Michal Kempny hits Filip Forsberg.
Tanner Jeannot shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 1:22  
Yakov Trenin scores. Assisted by Tanner Jeannot and Dante Fabbro. 1:23  
Michael McCarron wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 1:23  
Michael McCarron shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 1:30  
  1:32 Matt Irwin blocks shot from Yakov Trenin.
Yakov Trenin hits Matt Irwin. 1:48  
Tanner Jeannot hits Tom Wilson. 1:49  
Mark Borowiecki shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 2:06  
Nick Cousins hits Matt Irwin. 2:29  
  2:30 Matt Irwin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Shot by Philip Tomasino misses the net 3:07  
Mattias Ekholm blocks shot from Tom Wilson. 3:59  
  4:08 Shot by Nicklas Backstrom misses the net
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 4:09  
  4:18 Tom Wilson hits Ryan Johansen.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against T.J. Oshie. 4:27  
Mark Borowiecki penalty for fighting against Tom Wilson - 5 mins (Major). 4:27  
Mark Borowiecki penalty for instigator - misconduct - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Tom Wilson. Served by Nick Cousins. 4:27  
  4:27 Tom Wilson penalty for fighting against Mark Borowiecki - 5 mins (Major).
Mark Borowiecki penalty for misconduct - 10 mins (Misconduct). Drawn by Tom Wilson. 4:27  
Alexandre Carrier blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 4:50  
  5:26 T.J. Oshie shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  5:36 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  6:24 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  6:38 Garnet Hathaway shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Luke Kunin scores. Assisted by Eeli Tolvanen and Ben Harpur. 7:03  
  7:03 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 7:23  
Filip Forsberg shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 7:33  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Carl Hagelin. 7:34  
Filip Forsberg scores. Assisted by Dante Fabbro and Mikael Granlund. 7:38  
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 7:38  
  7:47 Takeaway by Garnet Hathaway.
  7:52 John Carlson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Michael McCarron wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 7:53  
  9:03 Michal Kempny hits Philip Tomasino.
  9:20 Connor McMichael hits Alexandre Carrier.
  9:40 Giveaway by T.J. Oshie.
Shot by Ben Harpur misses the net 9:42  
  9:53 Dmitry Orlov blocks shot from Mikael Granlund.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 9:56  
  10:09 Lars Eller shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  10:26 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
  11:09 Alexander Alexeyev hits Eeli Tolvanen.
Michael McCarron wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 11:39  
  12:36 Dmitry Orlov hits Nick Cousins.
  12:44 T.J. Oshie hits Philip Tomasino.
Ben Harpur penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Dmitry Orlov. 13:00  
  13:00 Dmitry Orlov penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Ben Harpur.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 13:00  
Ryan Johansen blocks shot from Tom Wilson. 14:21  
Eeli Tolvanen shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 14:44  
  14:46 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
Eeli Tolvanen hits Michal Kempny. 15:24  
Mikael Granlund hits Trevor van Riemsdyk. 15:35  
  15:45 T.J. Oshie blocks shot from Alexandre Carrier.
  16:21 Carl Hagelin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  16:27 John Carlson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Matt Benning penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Garnet Hathaway. 16:35  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against T.J. Oshie. 16:35  
Tanner Jeannot hits John Carlson. 16:50  
Michael McCarron wins the faceoff against Nicklas Backstrom. 17:06  
Takeaway by Mattias Ekholm. 17:38  
  17:52 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
  17:53 Lars Eller wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
Ben Harpur blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 18:03  
  18:04 Conor Sheary shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 18:05  
  18:17 Lars Eller shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  18:36 Giveaway by Tom Wilson.
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Nic Dowd. 18:47  
  19:06 Garnet Hathaway hits Ryan Johansen.
Takeaway by Alexandre Carrier. 19:11  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 19:13  
Takeaway by Mikael Granlund. 19:26  
3
Nashville   Washington
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 0:00  
  0:11 Takeaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
  0:15 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  0:23 Dmitry Orlov blocks shot from Mikael Granlund.
  0:24 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
Shot by Ben Harpur misses the net 0:51  
Michael McCarron hits Michal Kempny. 1:12  
Tanner Jeannot hits Nicklas Backstrom. 1:49  
  1:52 Aliaksei Protas shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Nick Cousins wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 1:55  
Mathieu Olivier hits Matt Irwin. 2:07  
Mark Borowiecki shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 2:10  
Ben Harpur hits Lars Eller. 2:41  
  3:04 Lars Eller hits Mikael Granlund.
Ryan Johansen shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 3:41  
Mattias Ekholm hits Tom Wilson. 4:02  
Michael McCarron blocks shot from Alexander Alexeyev. 4:34  
  4:48 Matt Irwin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  4:49 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
  4:56 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
  5:37 Dmitry Orlov blocks shot from Filip Forsberg.
Mathieu Olivier hits Michal Kempny. 6:06  
Dante Fabbro penalty for delay of game - 2 mins (Minor). 6:15  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against T.J. Oshie. 6:15  
  6:21 T.J. Oshie hits Tanner Jeannot.
  6:37 Shot by Evgeny Kuznetsov misses the net
Giveaway by Matt Benning. 7:25  
  7:33 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Alexandre Carrier blocks shot from Dmitry Orlov. 7:57  
  8:03 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Tom Wilson. 8:04  
  8:24 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
  8:24 Tom Wilson penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Mikael Granlund.
Ryan Johansen wins the faceoff against Lars Eller. 9:02  
  9:24 Takeaway by Garnet Hathaway.
  9:32 Garnet Hathaway shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  9:59 Takeaway by Evgeny Kuznetsov.
  10:07 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Nick Cousins.
Takeaway by Nick Cousins. 10:16  
  10:17 Conor Sheary hits Nick Cousins.
  10:31 Tom Wilson shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  10:33 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Michael McCarron.
  10:43 Matt Irwin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  10:50 Matt Irwin hits Michael McCarron.
Tanner Jeannot hits Alexander Alexeyev. 11:11  
Luke Kunin blocks shot from Michal Kempny. 12:01  
Mikael Granlund wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 12:02  
  12:18 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Michael McCarron.
Mikael Granlund penalty for cross checking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Evgeny Kuznetsov. 12:18  
  12:56 T.J. Oshie wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
  13:18 Evgeny Kuznetsov shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  13:24 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  13:32 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  13:33 Tom Wilson wins the faceoff against Michael McCarron.
  13:40 Alex Ovechkin shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
Tanner Jeannot wins the faceoff against Evgeny Kuznetsov. 13:44  
  13:44 Tom Wilson penalty for roughing - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Alexandre Carrier.
Dante Fabbro shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 13:47  
  13:49 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Tanner Jeannot.
  14:24 Evgeny Kuznetsov scores a short handed goal. Assisted by TJ. Oshie. and John Carlson.
  14:24 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
Giveaway by Alexandre Carrier. 15:02  
Giveaway by Matt Duchene. 15:25  
Shot by Matt Duchene misses the net 15:41  
  15:55 Tom Wilson hits Mattias Ekholm.
Luke Kunin blocks shot from Alex Ovechkin. 16:01  
  16:06 Nicklas Backstrom wins the faceoff against Yakov Trenin.
  16:19 Matt Irwin blocks shot from Michael McCarron.
Michael McCarron hits Matt Irwin. 16:27  
  16:33 Nicklas Backstrom shoots Saved by Juuse Saros.
  16:35 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Luke Kunin.
  17:00 Giveaway by Alex Ovechkin.
  17:02 John Carlson blocks shot from Dante Fabbro.
Shot by Alexandre Carrier misses the net 17:42  
Shot by Alexandre Carrier misses the net 18:03  
  18:14 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Ryan Johansen.
  18:57 Carl Hagelin scores on an empty net. Assisted by Dmitry Orlov and John Carlson.
  18:57 Evgeny Kuznetsov wins the faceoff against Michael McCarron.
  19:12 Shot by Alex Ovechkin misses the net
Yakov Trenin shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 19:22  
Yakov Trenin shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 19:27  
Yakov Trenin shoots misses the net 19:30  
  19:31 Michal Kempny penalty for cross checking - 2 mins (Minor). Drawn by Tanner Jeannot.
  19:31 Nic Dowd wins the faceoff against Mikael Granlund.
  19:57 Nic Dowd blocks shot from Mikael Granlund.
Ryan Johansen shoots Saved by Ilya Samsonov. 19:59