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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This Video of an Air National Guardsman Rappelling at the Islanders' Game will make you go Whoa!

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmerman dropped the puck last night between Washington Capitals' captain Alex Ovechkin and NY Islanders defenseman Mark Streit. Photo via... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

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A visit from the Washington Capitals doesn't provide the ideal scenario for the New York Islanders to end their lengthy losing streak. The Islanders look to avoid a seventh consecutive loss overall while trying to beat the Capitals for the first time in two years Saturday night. After dropping its opener to Florida, New York (3-5-2) won its next three games - all at home. Since...

Mathieu Perreault Player Page

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Boudreau says he never benched Ovechkin

On Wednesday, Bruce Boudreau’s benching of Alex Ovechkin, or whatever you want to call it, was the second story on PTI. Regular-season hockey personnel decisions are not often the second story on PTI in early-November. The incident was all over D.C. sports blogs, and D.C. sports talk radio, and national hockey Web sites, which wasn’t terribly surprising to me, even if some fans...

Capitals' depth is a 'multi-headed monster'

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Washington Capitals' balanced scoring is no secret. And if it was, five different players putting up goals Friday — and an NHL-best 17 goal scorers this season — should make offensive depth jump out at anyone analyzing this team. Now, though, Mike Knuble has a good term ...

Cody Eakin basks in the glory of first NHL goal

Cody Eakin had shaving cream in his mouth, up his nose and in his eyes. "It's stinging now," he said. It was the result of a locker-room celebration in the form of a shaving-cream pie delivered by Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin after Eakin scored his first career NHL goal Friday ...

Capitals roll past Hurricanes 5-1

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Late goal helps Isles snap skid, clip Caps

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.

The Skinny - Islanders 5, Capitals 3

Game 11 Isles 5, Washington 3 New linemates PA Parenteau and Frans Nielsen each scored a goal and added two assists as the Islanders rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 5-3 win over the Washington Capitals before 14,812 at the Nassau Veterans M...
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