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New York Skates Past Washington 5-2 - Recap

New York earned a 5-2 victory over Washington behind a 2-goal performance from John Tavares on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

New York was favored by -118 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

New York got goals from John Tavares (2), Frans Nielsen, Josh Bailey, and Casey Cizikas in the victory. Bailey opened the scoring at 10:46 of the first period.

Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 22-save effort for the Islanders.

Nicklas Backstrom and Joel Ward scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.

Washington got a 40-stop effort from Philipp Grubauer in the loss.

New York scored 2 times on 6 chances on the power play, while Washington went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 45-24.

New York heads into a battle against the Penguins. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.