Found March 14, 2012 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
Uniondale, NY -- Even with John Tavares scoring two goals and Travis Hamonic having a three-point night, the Islanders could not pull out a win and fell to the Washington Capitals 5-4 in the shootout. The Islanders had a 4-1 lead before the Capitals scored three unanswered goals to tie the game in the third period. The loss marks the eighth time this season that the Islanders have blown a lead of two or more goals and ninth time they’ve lost when leading after two periods. “We were playing a really good game tonight,” said a frustrated Travis Hamonic, who scored a goal and two assists in the loss. “It seemed they got a late one and then one early one to start the third. Maybe the wheels didn’t come off, but we got on our heels and just kind of down hill from there.” “We know we should have had it locked up and we got to win this game,” He added later. The Islanders opened the scoring at the 8:56 mark, scoring a wacky goal on Caps starting Michal Neuvirth. Matt Moulson’s shot wen...

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