Posted November 05, 2011 on AP on Fox
P.A. Parenteau's goal with 1:46 remaining broke a tie and led the New York Islanders to a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night. After the Islanders (4-5-2) scored only 18 goals in their first 10 games this season, they busted out against Washington. Frans Nielsen, Brian Rolston, Matt Martin and John Tavares also scored for New York, which snapped a six-game losing streak (0-4-2). Tavares made it 5-3 with an empty-net goal. Rick DiPietro made 24 saves for his first win of the season. Joel Ward, Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich had goals for the Capitals, who got 30 saves from Tomas Vokoun. Ward's rebound goal 5:24 in gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Ward corralled a loose puck in the slot before whipping a shot over DiPietro's stick. Ovechkin fired a slap shot, with the teams skating 4-on-4, to make it 2-0 with 1:19 left in the first. Ovechkin wheeled inside the blue line and hammered an off-the-boards pass from Nicklas Backstrom over DiPietro. That pro...
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