Islanders Down Capitals 3-0 in Regular Season Finale


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The Washington Capitals wrapped up the regular season with a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders Saturday evening at Capital One Arena. The Capitals end the regular season with a record of 48-26-8 (104 points) on the season.

STARTERS
Pheonix Copley (16-6-0-3, 2.94 GAA, .904 sv%) started in goal for the defending champions. Robin Lehner (24-13-5, 2.18 GAA, .928 sv%) got the start between the pipes for the visiting Islanders. The starting forward lines and defensive pairs for the Capitals:

Ovechkin-Kuznetsov-Wilson
Hagelin-Eller-Connolly
Vrana-Boyd-Jaskin
Burakovsky-Dowd-Stephenson

Orlov-Niskanen
Siegenthaler-Jensen
Orpik-Djoos

Scratches: T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson.

FIRST PERIOD
The Capitals and Islanders skated to a scoreless first frame. The Capitals led in shot attempts 19-13 for the first 20 minutes. Shots on goal were tied 8-8. There were no penalties/power plays in the first frame.

SECOND PERIOD
The Islanders would open the scoring with a goal from Valtteri Filppula at 2:55 of the second period.

The second period would end with the Islanders leading 1-0. The Capitals outshot the Islanders 10-6 for the second period. Both teams were 0 for 1 on the power play in the middle frame.

THIRD PERIOD
The Islanders would add to their lead with a goal from Valtteri Filppula at 10:54 of the final frame.

The Islanders would add an empty net goal from Matt Martin to make it 3-0.

SHAVINGS

  • The road team won all of the games in the Islanders-Capitals season series.
  • The NHL box score is here.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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