Washington Ices New York 3-2 - Recap
Braden Holtby stopped 37 of 39 shots fired at him by New York, as the Capitals skated to a 3-2 victory Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.
Washington was favored by -106 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Washington got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Aaron Volpatti in the victory. Volpatti opened the scoring at 8:58 of the second period.
Braden Holtby turned in a 37-save effort for the Capitals.
Thomas Vanek and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Braden Holtby.
Anders Nilsson stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Washington went 0-for-1, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
New York outshot Washington 39-30 in the game.
Next game, Washington takes its act home to face Carolina looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face Pittsburgh.