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Another goal from Mike Green helped the Caps continue their surge. (AP) The Washington Capitals kicked off the Martin Erat era on a high note Thursday, beating the New York Islanders for the first time all season by a final score of 2-1 in a shootout.  After Mike Green scored his fifth goal in four games to put the Capitals on top very late in the opening frame, the following 35 minutes were characterized by little pressure by either team.  The Islanders came on strong late in the frame and managed to tie the contest with a Kyle Okposo one-timer, but both teams were able to draw out the game to get to overtime and then a shootout.  Alex Ovechkin scored the lone goal in the shootout and Braden Holtby completed a sublime performance by shutting down the door to get the Capitals above the .500 points mark at 18-17-2 for the first time all season.  With their win, the Caps now lead the Southeast Division based on games played, and have their playoff chances at 55.3%, according to Sp...
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