Islanders cool off Capitals with OT win
The New York
It was the second straight win for New York. The
“We were right on the cusp of getting some wins,” New York coach Scott Gordon said. “A lot of things have been coming together.”
One of those things was Streit’s goal. He beat Washington goalie
“We kept it simple,” Streit said. “We needed an outstanding goalie to still be in the game.”
“Without some of the saves he made, we wouldn’t have been in position to get a point,” Gordon said.
“Rollie stood on his head – so it was a great evening,” Streit said.
Gordon’s counterpart, Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, wasn’t too pleased with his first line. Even though the
Ovechkin fired the puck past Roloson at 4:41 of the first period.
Boudreau has contemplated breaking up the Ovechkin-Nicklas Backstrom-Alexander Semin combination, and after Friday’s performance, he indicated that he may give it more serious consideration.
“They were way too fancy and way too cute,” Boudreau said. “They could have had four or five goals if they were sharp.”
Okposo tied the it at 10:37, skating through multiple Washington defenders and beating Theodore for his third goal of the season.
New York took a 2-1 lead after the
A little more than 90 seconds later, with Washington’s
Fleischmann, who was playing in just his second games after missing the first 11 games with a blood clot in his left leg, scored his second goal on a tip-in at 16:43 to give Washington a brief 3-2 lead. Sixty-three seconds later, Nielsen scored his second goal – to tie it at 3. It was the first two-goal game of his career.
“A lot of these games we’ve escaped,” Morrison said. “We just didn’t put them away when we had the chance.”
NOTES: Washington LW