Recap - Capitals Defeat New York 4-3
|Recap - Capitals Defeat New York 4-3|
Washington earned a 4-3 victory over New York on Saturday, but needed a shootout to do it at Nassau Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Capitals were rewarded as -104 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Evgeny Kuznetsov clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 1 for the Capitals. Nicklas Backstrom, Joel Ward, and Evgeny Kuznetsov each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Kuznetsov opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 2:36 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer.
Braden Holtby stopped 35 of 38 New York shots in the victory.
New York got goals from Frans Nielsen, Cal Clutterbuck, and John Persson in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
New York got a 26-stop effort from Evgeni Nabokov in the loss.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-5, while the Islanders were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Washington 38-29 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blues. The Islanders will aim to get back on the winning track at Columbus.