Islanders Clean Capitals, 1-0


Picture: Mike Stobe/NHL through Getty Pictures

The New York Islanders downed the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Tuesday evening on the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The loss drops the Capitals file to 25-10-4 (54 factors) on the season and strikes the Islanders into a primary place tie with the Capitals within the East Division.

Following a scoreless first and second interval, the Islanders would lastly break the seal with a purpose from Brock Nelson late within the remaining body.



Vitek Vanecek (15-6-0-3, 2.71 GAA, .907 sv%) received the beginning between the pipes for the visiting Capitals. Semyon Varlomov  (15-7-0-3, 2.26 GAA, .919 sv%) began in purpose for the Islanders. The beginning ahead traces and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

Scratches: Jonas Siegenthaler, Trevor van Riemsdyk and Richard Panik


The Capitals and Islanders skated to a scoreless draw within the opening stanza.

The Islanders led in shot makes an attempt 17-10 and 12-7 in photographs on purpose. The Islanders led in scoring probabilities 10-6 for the primary interval. The Islanders led in anticipated targets 1.16 to 0.39 and 63.49% to 36.51%.

Each groups had been 0 for 1 on the facility play within the first 20 minutes.


The second interval would additionally go scoreless.

The Capitals led in shot makes an attempt 21-12 within the second interval and 31-29 after 40 minutes of play.

The Capitals led in photographs on purpose 12-9 within the center body, with photographs on purpose tied 19-19 after two intervals.

The Capitals led in scoring probabilities 10-9 within the center body with the Islanders main 18-15 after two intervals.

Washington was 0 for two and the Islanders 0 for 1 on the facility play after two intervals.


The Islanders would lastly break the seal on the scoring with a purpose from Brock Nelson (14) at 13:05 of the ultimate interval.

And that will be all they should maintain on for a 1-0 win.

Islanders led in shot makes an attempt 54-45 in regulation. Islanders led in photographs on purpose 39-29.

The Islanders led in scoring probabilities 34-24, and anticipated targets 4.98 to 1.94. (61.21% to 38.79%)

The Capitals are again in motion on Thursday evening after they host the Boston Bruins at Capital One Enviornment. Puck drop is about for simply after 7:00 PM.


  • Tonight marked the primary sport this season that the Capitals didn’t rating a purpose. Getting into tonight’s sport, Washington was one in every of two groups (Ottawa) within the NHL that had not been shutout.
  • Vitek Vanecek had a superb sport, stopping 38 of 39 photographs confronted. 19 saves within the third interval.
  • This was Vanecek’s third sport this season with not less than that many saves.
  • Vanecek has stopped 60 of his final 62 photographs confronted, good for a .968 save share.
  • The Capitals have killed off 12 straight opposing energy play alternatives, courting again to March 30. Washington’s 87.2 penalty kill share since March 1 ranks second within the NHL.

By Jon Sorensen
Comply with @nova_caps

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first sport on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the many years, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and neighborhood organizer, and most not too long ago led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Outdated Dominion College, and is a Methods Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.


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