Capitals vs Islanders Final: 2-1 - Recap
|Capitals vs Islanders Final: 2-1 - Recap|
The Capitals earned a 2-1 victory over the Islanders on Thursday at Nassau Coliseum.
Washington won as a -150 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom each scored for the Capitals in the victory. Chimera opened the scoring for Washington, finding the back of the net at 3:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.
Braden Holtby stopped 24 of 25 New York shots in the victory.
Michael Grabner scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Rick DiPietro stopped 22 of 24 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-6 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 25-24.
Washington looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Maple Leafs. The Islanders will aim to get back on the winning track at Buffalo.