Washington Falls 3-2 to Islanders - Recap
The Islanders earned a 3-2 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday at Verizon Center.
New York was an underdog by +128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
New York got goals from Michael Grabner, Josh Bailey, and John Tavares in the victory. Grabner opened the scoring at 5:24 of the first period.
Evgeni Nabokov turned in a 20-save effort for the Islanders.
Mike Ribeiro and John Carlson scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Evgeni Nabokov.
Braden Holtby stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Capitals, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, New York went 0-for-2, while the Capitals were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Washington lost the shots on goal battle to New York by a margin of 31-22.
Next game, New York takes its act on the road to face Philadelphia looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Buffalo.