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Islanders look for home-and-home sweep of Capitals

NHL.com Staff | Thursday, 11.27.2014 / 12:11 AM

ISLANDERS (16-6-0) at CAPITALS (9-8-4)

TV: MSG, CSN-DC

Season series: The New York Islanders are going for a home-and-home sweep of the Washington Capitals after a 3-2 overtime victory at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday. John Tavares scored a power-play goal in OT to give the Islanders the win. Alex Ovechkin scored two power-play goals for Washington.

Islanders team scope: New York is 7-0-0 in games that go past regulation. Tavares has both of the Islanders’ overtime goals; each was scored during a power play. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves to extend his winning streak to eight games, a stretch during which he has allowed 10 goals. Halak and backup Chad Johnson each figure to play once this weekend; the Islanders are home against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. New York is 10-1-0 in its past 11 games and brings a five-game winning streak to Verizon Center. “We'll take it one game at a time, like we have,” Tavares told the Islanders website. “It's important all year long that we keep getting better." The Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins reached Thanksgiving with 32 points apiece, 10 more than the New York Rangers and the Capitals, who share third place. The Islanders continue to dominate possession; they outshot Washington 35-27 and led 71-44 in shot attempts.

Capitals team scope: Washington’s power play improved to 27.9 percent by scoring twice in two chances Wednesday, but the Capitals didn’t score at even strength and were outshot and outplayed when they didn’t have the extra man. The penalty-killers gave up two goals on three tries; each was scored in the final 10 seconds of the power play. Braden Holtby made 32 saves; he could get the start in the rematch, but with a road game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, coach Barry Trotz might opt to use backup Justin Peters.

New York 2014-2015 Point Leaders
John Tavares
21Points
John
Tavares
Center
Brock Nelson
20Points
Brock
Nelson
Center
New York 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Brock Nelson
10Goals
Brock
Nelson
Center
John Tavares
9Goals
John
Tavares
Center
Washington 2014-2015 Point Leaders
Nicklas Backstrom
21Points
Nicklas
Backstrom
Center
Alex Ovechkin
20Points
Alex
Ovechkin
Right Wing
Washington 2014-2015 Goal Leaders
Alex Ovechkin
11Goals
Alex
Ovechkin
Right Wing
Marcus Johansson
8Goals
Marcus
Johansson
Center
2014-2015 Metropolitan Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
PITTSBURGH21154232
NY ISLANDERS22166032
WASHINGTON2198422
NY RANGERS2198422
NEW JERSEY22910321
PHILADELPHIA21810319
CAROLINA21612315
COLUMBUS21613214
2014-2015 Metropolitan Division Standings
TEAMGPWLOTP
PITTSBURGH21154232
NY ISLANDERS22166032
WASHINGTON2198422
NY RANGERS2198422
NEW JERSEY22910321
PHILADELPHIA21810319
CAROLINA21612315
COLUMBUS21613214
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38J. HillenD0010013:14
42J. WardR83-238217:51
43T. WilsonR12-4192513:47
44B. OrpikD06-5182221:45
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