Parenteau scores twice for Isles

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 17, 2012
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots to hand the Washington Capitals their first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders got two goals from PA Parenteau in a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. The last-place Islanders ended Washington's seven-game, home winning streak and denied the Capitals' bid to move past idle Florida into first place in the Southeast Division. It was the 51st career shutout for the 36-year-old Nabokov and first with New York. He has 301 career wins, including eight this season. Playing the last of back-to-back games and for the fourth time in six days, the Islanders converted three of 28 shots against Tomas Vokoun, who came in 14-3 with a 2.03 goals-against average in 17 starts at home. John Tavares extended his point streak to a career-best 10 games with a power-play goal at 12:05 of the first period, and that proved to be enough offense to back up a fine performance by Nabokov. Parenteau scored in the second and third periods, his first multigoal performance in 152 NHL games, and Frans Nielsen and Matt Moulson each had two assists. Tavares put the Islanders up 1-0 by deflecting a shot by Mark Streit past Vokoun. Tavares was positioned on the right side of the net when Streit took a shot from between the circles. It was the first time in eight home games since Dec. 13 that the Capitals gave up the first goal or trailed at any time. Washington was outshot 10-5 in the first period and called for three penalties. Parenteau made it 2-0 at 6:05 of the second period. A poor pass in his own end of the ice by Washington's Dmitry Orlov was intercepted by Nielsen, who got the puck to Parenteau in the left circle. Parenteau then fired a shot that zipped past Vokoun's glove inside the left post. Parenteau clinched it for the Islanders with a power-play goal at 12:38 of the third period. Notes: Tavares has six goals and 11 assists during his 10-game run. ... It was the 15th straight game in which the Capitals were held under 30 shots. It's their longest such streak since a 24-game run in 2004.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Rondo fined $25K for attempting to trip Crowder

Logan Morrison curses out umpire CB Bucknor mid at-bat

Raptors jab Bucks on Twitter after Game 4 victory

Report: NBA GMs not hesitant to draft Lonzo Ball due to father LaVar

DeShone Kizer changes course, stands by Tom Brady-Cam Newton quote

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Nick Saban doesn't offer much praise of team for 'adequate' spring game

Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

WATCH: Miguel Sano throws punch as benches clear in Twins-Tigers game

Glen Coffee making NFL comeback after four years in Army, seven years away from game

Fan wears Clemson championship gear to Alabama spring game

NBA reportedly investigating incident involving Patrick Beverley, Thunder fan

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: David Fizdale and the Grizzlies won't go down quietly

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

25 times Mother Nature disrupted sports

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

Box Score 4/20: When Westbrook isn't enough

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The '♫Happy Birthday Simpsons. Simpsons, it's your birthday♫' quiz

White House championship visits over the years

Biggest needs in the draft for every NFL team

The 'Baseball has been very, very good to its players' quiz

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'It's not good to play the King' quiz

Three Up, Three Down: Home run hitters are heating up

The 'Even the Browns can't mess this one up' quiz

In some ways, Dan Rooney was just another NFL owner

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The '♫Happy Birthday Simpsons. Simpsons, it's your birthday♫' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: David Fizdale calls B.S.

Kris Bryant can become the next Derek Jeter — and more

The 'Baseball has been very, very good to its players' quiz

NHL youth movement: How the 2016-17 rookie class fared

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker