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Washington Capitals (29-13-4)


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@ Phi
W 6-3
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@ Bos
L 3-6
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@ NYI
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@ NYI
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Kuznetsov lifts Capitals past Islanders 1-0 in shootout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the deciding goal of the shootout, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night to reclaim sole possession of first place in the East Division.

Ilya Samsonov stopped 26 shots through overtime for his second shutout of the season and third of his career. Washington won for the seventh time in 11 games.

Semyon Varlamov, who had a 29-save shutout in the teams' last meeting on April 6, finished with 28 saves through overtime in this one. However, he gave up two goals on three attempts in the shootout.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom47
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz12
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin174
PIM: G. Hathaway59
Win: V. Vanecek17
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 161 (1)
Shots: 1318 (24)
PP%: 27.6% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 385 (13)
Assists: 270 (3)
SH Goals: 2 (27)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 139 (11)
Shots Against: 1353 (16)
PK%: 83.5% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 361 (19)
Shutouts: 2 (24)
Sv%: 0.897 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/18 J. Schultz Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
1/3 H. Lundqvist Heart (IR)
1/3 B. Malenstyn Achilles (IR)
1/3 M. Kempny Achilles (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/16 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/16 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/15 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/15 Z. Fucale Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/15 B. Nardella Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/14 C. Sheary Contract extended Two-year contract extension
4/13 P. LaDue Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 I. Samsonov Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/12 D. Carr Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/12 I. Samsonov Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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