The Washington Capitals not only beat the New York Rangers in NHL 20. They flat out dominated them.
The Washington Capitals cruised to a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers with several different players stepping up.
The Capitals struck first three minutes into the game on a goal by T.J. Oshie for his 22nd of the season. It came on a shot from outside the right face-off circle. Dmitry Orlov and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the helpers.
It was a rather clean first period with no penalties coming from either side. Shots were even at six apiece and the Caps outhit the Rangers 5-2. The Rangers won seven of the 10 face-off draws.
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The Caps doubled their lead four minutes into the second period thanks to Norris Trophy frontrunner John Carlson off a quick pass from Alex Ovechkin. Oshie was credited with the secondary assist and it was Carlson’s fifth goal of the season.
The Caps didn’t stop there. At 12:39 they made it 3-0 thanks to Richard Panik rebounding an Ovechkin shot off of the blockers of Henrik Lundqvist right in front of the net. Lars Eller had the secondary assist.
3-0 Washington was the score after two periods with the Caps leading in shots 18-9 and in hits 12-5. The Rangers were 12-4 on the face-off dot.
The Rangers wouldn’t quit, however, as Mika Zibenejad would get them on the board. The Rangers would later get a power play opportunity when Wilson was called for hooking at 15:22 but the Caps were able to kill it off.
Artemi Panarin would later dent the twine at 18:29 to make it a two-goal deficit and make things a little nerve-wracking the rest of the way. Well until the Caps responded with a quick empty net goal a minute later after they pulled their netminder.
It came on a backhander from Jakub Vrana for his 29th goal of the season and if that wasn’t enough, Wilson put the game away 10 seconds later to complete the 6-2 rout.
Just like our pals at NBC Sports Washington, our NHL 20 version of the Capitals took down the Rangers. Here’s their video highlights which included a two-goal game from Oshie.
Check back tomorrow to see how the Caps do against the Red Wings in our NHL 20 simulation.