Islanders Vs. Capitals Final Score: New York Blows 2-0 Lead, Loses 3-2 In Overtime

The New York Islanders went up 2-0 on a Matt Moulson tip-in just 2:16 in the third quarter. That lead stood until the final four minutes of regulation, when Troy Brouwer suddenly figured out and Evgeni Nabokov and scored twice to send the game to overtime. Alex Ovechkin capped the comeback, beating Nabokov on a wrister through the five hole in overtime and sending the Isles home with a 3-2 loss.

Nabokov had been solid through 56 minutes, shutting out the Capitals on 30 saves. Then Brouwer tipped in a cross-ice pass from Mathieu Perrault from the top of the crease to put the Caps on the board. Three minutes later, the game was tied 2-2 after Brouwer deflected another shot into the net, this time assisted by Brooks Laich.

The Islanders were outshot 34-24 on the night. They scored on just their second shot of the game, coming 4:14 into the first quarter on a wrister by Josh Bailey. Unfortunately, a hard-earned lead was for naught. The loss was New York's fourth in five games.



For more Islanders coverage, be sure to check out SB Nation New York and Lighthouse Hockey.

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