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.

Related

    As 'evaluation' continues, plenty of hockey execs available to Isles

    New York Islanders logo
    New York Islanders

    As 'evaluation' continues, plenty of hockey execs available to Isles

    SNY
    via SNY

    Holtby on Grubauer: We Support Each Other

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Holtby on Grubauer: We Support Each Other

    NBC Sports
    via NBC Sports

    Lured Out of Retirement, Fisher Chasing 1st Cup

    NHL logo
    NHL

    Lured Out of Retirement, Fisher Chasing 1st Cup

    Sean Leahy
    via ProHockeyTalk

    Ovechkin 'Can't Wait' for Penguins Series

    Washington Capitals logo
    Washington Capitals

    Ovechkin 'Can't Wait' for Penguins Series

    NHL.com
    via NHL.com