New York Islanders
After Game 7 win, Capitals now face the New York Rangers, who eliminated Washington from the 2012 and 2013 playoffs — in Game 7 each time.
The Capitals played nearly two periods of scoreless hockey with the Islanders, before Joel Ward broke through for the game’s first score.
Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.
After Capitals’ Tom Wilson lays out Lubomir Visnovsky, Islanders’ captain warns, “We can also hit guys like that.”
Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.
Washington Capitals center Eric Fehr will miss at least the next two playoff games against the New York Islanders because of an upper body injury.
Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the lone goal in a shootout, Braden Holtby had 30 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Saturday for their fourth straight victory.
The mood in the Washington dressing room between the first and second periods was quite somber after the host Capitals blew a two-goal lead to the streaking New York Islanders in less than a minute.