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New York Falls 2-1 to Capitals - Recap

Washington earned a 2-1 victory over New York on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Verizon Center.

The Capitals were a -142 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Alex Ovechkin clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Capitals. Mike Green scored for the Capitals in the victory. Green opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 19:47 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom.

Braden Holtby stopped 35 of 36 New York shots in the victory.

Kyle Okposo scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Washington went 0-for-2, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 36-22.

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