Canucks Game Review: Vancouver Disappoints In 3-0 Loss To Capitals

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11: Jakub Vrana #13 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot on goal against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period at Verizon Center on December 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 11: Jakub Vrana #13 of the Washington Capitals takes a shot on goal against the Vancouver Canucks in the second period at Verizon Center on December 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Dec 11, 2016

Vancouver (12-15-2=26 pts) played the 4th game of a 5 game road trip tonight at Verizon Center against Eastern conference rivals, Washington Capitals (17-7-3=37 pts).

The Canucks concluded their 7th of 16 back-to-back series with tonight’s visit to Washington. They are 4-9-1 in back-to-backs thus far this season, after tonight.

Vancouver went for their second win of the road trip, and 5th win of the season away from Rogers Arena, while the Capitals were trying for their 7th home win in their last 9 home games.

The Canucks lost their 3rd of four on the road trip, and both of their back-to-back games on the weekend, with little or no intensity or passion, and if it wasn’t for Jacob Markstrom the score could have been a lot worse.

The Capitals had a 1-0 lead after the first, the second period was scoreless, and early in the final period, Washington went up by two goals at 2-0, and the Canucks, even with five man advantages in the game, could not manage to score on Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, and lost 3-0.

Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 of 28 shots for Vancouver, who were outshot 29-20 in the game.

Canucks, continue to remain in 6th place in the Pacific division; 3 points in front of 7th place Arizona, who have two games in hand on Vancouver.

Game Summary

In the first, the Capitals open up the scoring on the power play, with Daniel Sedin in the penalty box. Alex Ovechkin scoring his 13 goal of the season, at 13:46, assisted by John Carlson (11) and Nicklas Backstrom (17), to make it 1-0 Washington.

After one:

  • Alex Biega and Ben Hutton led Canucks in shots on net with 2 each
  • Brandon Sutter, 6 for 8 on faceoffs; Canucks 7 takeaways
  • Daniel Sedin 4 minutes in penalty minutes

The second period was scoreless, remaining 1-0 for the Capitals going into the final period.

After two:

  • Canucks only had 3 shots in the middle frame, for a two period total of 12. Alex Biega and Ben Hutton had one shot each, for 3 each in the game to this point.
  • Canucks were 20 for 40 in faceoffs after two, with only Brandon Sutter above 50 percent, 8 for 12.
  • Vancouver had no shots registered on three man advantages in the second period; and none in four power plays after two periods.

In the third, Washington provided themselves with a two goal cushion, making it 2-0, at 5:06, when Justin Williams doubled the lead with his 5th goal of the season, assisted by Alex Ovechkin (8) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (11).

The Capitals would add an empty net goal, with Jacob Markstrom out of his net for a 6th attacker, to put the game out of reach at 3-0. Tom Wilson (2), at 19:08, assisted by Daniel Winnik (3) and Matt Niskanen (10).

In brief:

  • Canucks behind 1-0 after one; behind 1-0 after two periods
  • Vancouver out shoot by Washington 29-20
  • Canucks penalty kill, 3 for 4
    •  6 shots against; 0 shots for; 0 shorthanded goals for
  • Vancouver power play, 0 for 5
    • 1 shots for; 1 shots against; 0 shorthanded goals against

Next Game: Dec 13, 2016: Canucks at Carolina @4:00 p.m. PST

Canucks Post Game Stats

Regular Season Game 29, Road Game 15

Final Score      1     2     3     OT   SO     F
Vancouver           0     0     0                          0
Washington         1     0     2                           3

Records
Vancouver: 12-15-2 (Road: 4-10-1)
Washington: 17-7-3 (Home: 11-4-0)

Stats      SF   SA     PP     PK   PIM    CF         CA       SCF     SCA    HITS 
Van          20    29       0-5    3-4     8     41(30)    58(41)    11(8)  25(20)       15
Wash       29    20       1-4     5-5    10    58(41)    41(30)   25(20)   11(8)        9
                                    5v5 stats in parenthesis for CF & CA                                                                SCF=scoring chances for; SCA=scoring chances against.

Event summary:

  • Vancouver had:
    • 15-blocked shots; 5-giveaways; 13-takeaways
    • 10-shot attempts blocked; 11-missed shots

Face-offs:

  • Total: 34-65: 52 percent
    • offensive zone: 15-23: 65%
    • defensive zone: 08-19: 42%
    • neutral zone: 11-23: 48%
  • Even Strength (5v5): 24-45: 53%
    • offensive zone: 07-13: 54%
    • defensive zone: 06-13: 46%
    • neutral zone: 11-19: 58%

Game Stats Reports:  Game, Face-Offs, ShotsEvent

Player Stats:

  • Faceoffs-Total:
    • Sutter, 14-23; H.Sedin, 7-18
    • Horvat, 8-15; Gaunce, 0-0
    •  Chaput, 5-6; Granlund, 0-2
    • Burrows, 0-1
  • Faceoffs-Even Strength (5v5):
    • Sutter, 10-17; H.Sedin, 5-14
    • Horvat, 5-8; Gaunce, 0-0
    • Chaput, 4-5; Granlund, 0-1
  • Shots:
    • Hutton, 3; Biega, 3
    • Skille, 3
  •  Hits:
    • Biega, 4
  • Blocked Shots:
    • Gudbranson, 5
  • Giveaways:
    • Stecher, 2
  • Takeaways:
    • Skille, 2; Burrows, 2
    • Sutter, 2; Tryamkin, 2
  • Shot Attempts Blocked:
    • Stecher, 4; Hutton, 2
  • Missed Shots:
    • Biega, 2; Horvat, 2

Advanced Player Stats For Game:

  • Defensemen (CorsiFor%):
    • All Strengths:
      • Sbisa: 27.59; Stecher: 69.23
      • Hutton: 42.50; Gudbranson: 21.28
      • Tryamkin: 43.48; Biega: 50.00
    • 5 on 5:
      • Sbisa: 44.44; Stecher: 64.71
      • Hutton: 34.38; Gudbranson: 28.57
      • Tryamkin: 50.00; Biega: 50.00
  • Forwards (CorsiFor%):
    • All Strengths:
      • D.Sedin: 44.83; H.Sedin: 44.83; Hansen: 36.36
      • Granlund: 51.85; Sutter: 40.91; Eriksson: 39.13
      • Skille: 63.16; Horvat: 50.00; Burrows: 45.16
      • Gaunce: 33.33; Chaput: 30.00; Megna: 30.00
    • 5 on 5:
      • D.Sedin: 30.00; H.Sedin: 30.00; Hansen: 62.86
      • Granlund: 45.45; Sutter: 61.54; Eriksson: 65.00
      • Skille: 63.16; Horvat: 61.11; Burrows: 55.56
      • Gaunce: 33.33; Chaput: 30.00; Megna: 30.00

Note: Stats from naturalstattrick.comhockeystats.cacorsica.hockey and nhl 

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