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New York Ices Washington 5-3 - Recap

New York skated to a 5-3 victory over Washington on Saturday in NHL action at Nassau Coliseum.

New York was an underdog by +122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

New York got goals from Brian Rolston, P.A. Parenteau, Frans Nielsen, John Tavares, and Matt Martin in the victory. Nielsen opened the scoring at 1:41 of the second period.

Rick DiPietro turned in a 25-save effort for the Islanders.

Washington got goals from Brooks Laich, Alex Ovechkin, and Joel Ward in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Washington got a 30-stop effort from Tomas Vokoun in the loss.

On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Capitals were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 35-28.

New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bruins. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track vs Dallas.