The New York Islanders (17-21-6) skating with a ton of energy and grit defeated the Washington Capitals (24-18-2) by a score of 3-0 in hockey action on Tuesday. The Isles now hold a season series lead of 2-0 over the Caps, as the Isles snapped a four-game winning streak by Washington.
Leading the Isles offense was P.A. Parenteau, who recorded his first multi-goal game, helping the team in the second half of back-to-back games. New York cager Evgeni Nabokov (17 saves) earned career victory 301 while also recording the 51st shootout in his career.
The last time the Isles beat the Capitals in regulation time was on October 18, 2007, and the last time Washington was blanked was when current keeper Tomas Vokoun accomplished the feat while wearing a Florida Panthers uniform in the final game of the 2010-11 regular season.
John Tavares (17) opened up the scoring for the Isles, cashing in on a power play opportunity at the 12:05 in the first period of play. Parenteau (9) scored the final two goals to capture the victory for New York.
Parenteau now has nine goals for the year, as the winger also has 39 points. Tavares led all Islanders with seven shots, while Matt Martin helped to lead the physical play with seven hits.
New York will end the two-game road trip on Thursday, as the head to Philadelphia to take on Phily. The game between the Isles and Flyers is set to air on the MSG Plus-2 network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Written on January 18, 2012