New York Islanders
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.
The Islanders came out on top in a dullard of a game in which the teams seemingly tried to top each other in trying to find the best way to waste a scoring chance.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
The Washington Capitals’ long, slow comeback toward a playoff spot took another big step Thursday night with a 2-1 shootout win over the New York Islanders.
John Tavares broke a tie with 5:18 left to help the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
John Tavares insists he’s more concerned with wins than his own numbers. Still, the New York Islanders’ leading scorer took a moment to marvel at his 100th NHL goal and his team’s resurgent play.
Washington, DC-Alex Ovechkin scored the overtime game winner as the Caps come back with three late goals to beat the New York Islanders and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Arlington, VA-Hamrlik, Knuble benched as the Capitals host the New York Islanders in another pivotal home game as the Capitals keep their playoff hopes alive.
Washington, DC-The Caps get shut out for the first time this season as they fell to one of the worst teams in the NHL, the New York Islanders, 3-0 at Verizon Center.
Check out post-game video from the newly acquired Caps as well as Alex Ovechkin, Michal Neuvirth, Brooks Laich and Bruce Boudreau after the comeback win over the Islanders.