Capitals-Islanders: Caps Get 30th Win On The Season

Chris BrooksCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2009

Alexander Ovechkin struck early on a power play to give the Washington Capitals a 1-0 lead going into the third period. After going back and forth, the Isles struck on a five-on-three power play, when Kyle Okposo got past Jose Theodore to knot the game at one apiece.

After both squads stalled during the final eight minutes of regulation, the Islanders fans got free hockey. In the overtime period, the Capitals went on a power play and wasted little time. Sergei Fedorov passed to Alexander Semin, who somehow found Ovechkin.  Ovie easily wristed in the game winner.

The 2-1 victory over the Islanders marked Washington's quickest run to 30 wins in a regular season. They did it in their 47th game, and the previous best was the 49th game. The Caps travel across the border to face the Ottawa Senators on Inauguration Day.