New York Skates Past Washington 3-0 - Recap
New York's defense, led by netminder Evgeni Nabokov, shut down Washington 3-0 at Verizon Center on on Tuesday.
New York was an underdog by +168 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
P.A. Parenteau (2) and John Tavares each scored for the Islanders in the victory. Tavares opened the scoring for New York, finding the back of the net at 12:05 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Mark Streit and Matt Moulson.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 of 17 Washington shots in the victory.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 25 of 28 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
New York scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Washington went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Washington 28-17 in the game.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flyers. The Capitals will aim to get back on the winning track at Montreal.