UNIONDALE, NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Sprong twice took the place of the injured Alex Ovechkin on the main line of Washington, Ilya Samsonov made 21 saves, and the capitals made 6 on Saturday evening. They defeated the inhabitants of the New York Islands by 3 points.
Yevgeny Kutsnetsov had one goal and two assists, and Nic Dowd, Garnet Hathaway and TJ Oshie also scored when the Capitals won for the second time in three nights at the Nassau Coliseum.
Washington, which also won 1 in a shootout on Thursday. With a score of 0, it remained in first place in the Archelian division, one point ahead of second-placed Pittsburgh. The islanders are in third place, two points behind the Penguins and three points ahead of Boston.
The capitals also improved in road games, 17-7-2, taking one win from Winnipeg for the maximum road victory this season. The capitals have won five of their seven matches against the islanders, and the teams last met during the regular season in Washington on Tuesday.
Anthony Bovilli, Adam Pelekh and Jean an-Gabriel Pajo scored goals for the Islands. Ilya Sorokin finished with 24 saves.
Ovechkin missed the match with a low body injury. It was the first game that Ovechkin missed due to injury in a short period of 56 games. The 35-year-old Ovechkin, the sixth all-time goalscorer at 730, also missed four games earlier in the league’s COVID-19 rankings. Ovechkin has scored 24 goals in 43 games this season.
Samsonov improved 13-3-1 this season, giving the Islanders a third defeat in the 25th home game (19-3-3).
20 minutes later, 2-1, the islanders equaled the second 7. 37, when Pelech surprised Samsonov with a long slap from shore to shore. It was the third goal of his season առաջին the first short-term score of his career.
David finally pushed the Capitals back with a score of 7:39 when his high-pitched shot from the left-hand side bypassed Sorokin. Sprong increased the lead to 4-2 after about 2 1/2 minutes. Both goals were assisted by defender Prendan Dillon.
Pageau put the islanders in one with a goal from a power play, and in the second it was 2:48.
However, the capitals kept up the pressure in the third and increased their advantage. Kutsnetsov 7: He added his ninth of the season to 35 when his high-scoring shot bypassed Sorokin, who had a difficult night in the 12-5-1 season.
Sprong increased the ninth of the second և season of the competition with a score of 5:17 to complete the score.
Hathaway scored his fifth of the season in a 2:33 game when a left-footed corner kick saved Sorokin. 10: In the 55th minute, Oshi made the score 2-0 with his 17th goal.
Boville took the islanders off the field with a 5/2 minute goal in the opening period of the game, as this 10th minute he hit Samsonov free.
Capitals defender Odeno Chara played his 1600th career game, the 13th best in NHL history. Chara, 44, who made his debut for the islanders in 1996, is playing his first season with Washington after 14 seasons with the Boston Bruns. The 6-foot-9 Blues won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011, helping the Brunins reach the final in 2013 և 2019. Chara won the Norris Trophy in 2009 as the NHL’s Best Defender որդ և և և::::::::::::::::::::::::: ,
The “Islanders” have at least three players in a row of at least 240 games in a row. Brock Nelson 293, Matthew Barzal 280, Ryan Palok 242 players. 2018-19 season.