Washington 5, NY Islanders 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 36-28-3-3 23-10-1-2 13-18-2-1 W4
NY Islanders 28-31-7-4 15-15-4-2 13-16-3-2 L4

Recap


CAPITALS 5, ISLANDERS 4: Captain Alex Ovechkin had two goals and Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of the shootout as host Washington erased a three-goal deficit to win its fourth straight game.

After John Tavares and Ovechkin cancelled each other out with tallies in the second round, Hendricks deked Evgeni Nabokov and roofed a backhand.

The Capitals increased their lead to four points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth made several key stops in overtime, including a flashy glove save on Josh Bailey. He made 26 saves for his 11th win.

The Islanders led 4-1 in the second period, but Ovechkin led the Capitals back with two markers to tie it 4-4. Keith Aucoin added three assists including a helper on Ovechkin’s tying goal.

Tavares had two goals and an assist, and has a career-high 69 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Islanders forward PA Parenteau (upper body) didn’t play. … The Capitals have earned at least a point in five straight games (4-0-1). … New York forward Matt Moulson has recorded 30 or more goals in three straight seasons. ... The Islanders have lost four straight.

Top Game Performances

Washington   NY Islanders
Keith Aucoin 3 Points John Tavares 3
Alexander Ovechkin 2 Goals John Tavares 2
Keith Aucoin 3 Assists Travis Hamonic 2
N/A Power Play Goals John Tavares 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michal Neuvirth .867 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov .857
Michal Neuvirth 26 Saves Evgeni Nabokov 24

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Washington 28 5 0-0 3-5 10 27
NY Islanders 30 4 2-5 0-0 0 26

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Islanders have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .405 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg . The Capitals have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .471 after a loss.
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