Recap - Capitals Defeat New York 6-2
The battle between the Capitals and Islanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New York was handed a 6-2 defeat on Tuesday at Verizon Center.
Washington was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin (2), John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Alexander Urbom, and Tom Wilson in the victory. Carlson opened the scoring at 3:06 of the second period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 34-save effort for the Capitals.
Kyle Okposo and John Tavares scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 33 of 39 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 4-for-6, while the Islanders were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Washington outshot New York 39-36 in the game.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Wild. The Islanders will aim to get back on the winning track at Carolina.