Washington at Edmonton

Kuznetsov has 3 goals and 2 assists, Capitals top Oilers 7-4

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov had three goals and two assists to help the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-4 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.

Kuznetsov opened the scoring on a backhander at 3:05 of the first period, gave Washington a 4-3 lead with another backhander at 6:17 of the second, and completed his first career hat trick with a snap shot on a power play with 3:01 left in the third period.

Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, Andre Burakovsky and Justin Williams also scored for Washington, and Philipp Grubauer made 19 saves in his first start of the season. Playing for the third time in four nights, the Capitals improved to 6-1-0.

Rookie star Connor McDavid scored his fifth goal of the season for Edmonton. Benoit Pouliot, Rob Klinkhammer and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored.

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Scoreboard
Washington  (6-1-0) «3317
Edmonton (3-5-0)2204
Three Stars
E. Kuznetsov
WAS


Goals: 3
Assist(s): 2
J. Williams
WAS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
R. Nugent-Hopkins
EDM


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
03:05 - Evgeny Kuznetsov (1), Backhand Shot. Assist: Oshie, Ovechkin
10:59 - Benoit Pouliot (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Yakupov, McDavid
12:07Power Play - Nicklas Backstrom (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Carlson, Oshie
15:00 - Rob Klinkhammer (1), Tip-In. Assist: Hall, Nugent-Hopkins
19:39 - Marcus Johansson (2), Snap Shot. Assist: Williams, Backstrom
2ND PERIOD
36.0Power Play - Connor McDavid (5), Snap Shot. Assist: Sekera, Letestu
06:17 - Evgeny Kuznetsov (2), Backhand Shot. Assist: Carlson, Orpik
09:26 - Andre Burakovsky (2), Snap Shot. Assist: Kuznetsov, Ovechkin
11:49 - Justin Williams (1), Tip-In. Assist: Niskanen, Kuznetsov
14:42 - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3), Snap Shot. Assist: Slepyshev
3RD PERIOD
16:59Power Play - Evgeny Kuznetsov (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Burakovsky, Carlson
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
06:11Orpik, 2 min, Slashing
11:32Ference, 2 min, Roughing
2ND PERIOD
12.0Kuznetsov, 2 min, Hooking
07:23McDavid, 2 min, Tripping
09:55Orpik, 2 min, Tripping
11:29Hall, 2 min, Holding the stick
16:16Kuznetsov, 2 min, Interference
3RD PERIOD
08:21Wilson, 2 min, Hooking
10:13Beagle, 2 min, Tripping
16:01Ference, 2 min, Holding
Shots On Goal
 123T
WAS109726
EDM99523
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Philipp Grubauer59:40194
Anders Nilsson31:48116
Game Information
Attendance - 16839
Referees - Dave Jackson, Brad Watson
Linesmen - Mark Wheler, Kiel Murchison
 
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