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NHL Game Summary - NY Islanders at Washington

(Wednesday, February 20th)

Final Score: NY Islanders 3, Washington 2 (SO)

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Mike Comrie scored the lone goal of the shootout, leading the New York Islanders past Washington, 3-2, at Verizon Center.

On the last chance of the third round, Comrie skated in, made a quick fake with his stick, and slid a backhander through Olaf Kolzig's pads.

Miroslav Satan and Josef Vasicek scored for the Islanders, who have won five consecutive games and moved within one point of the struggling fourth-place Flyers in the Atlantic Division.

Rick DiPietro made 28 saves to earn the win.

Alexander Semin and Brooks Laich tallied for the Capitals, who have dropped three of their last four games. Kolzig allowed both goals on only 19 shots in regulation.

Washington went up a goal only 2:17 into the contest, as Semin held off a defender while cruising up the middle and slipped a backhander under the crossbar.

Laich made it 2-0 on the power play with 6:23 left in the first, when he tipped home Mike Green's wrister from the left point.

The visitors cut their deficit in half, midway through the second period. Bill Guerin's partial breakaway was stopped by Kolzig. The veteran forward regained the puck in the left circle, and quickly dished across to Satan for a tap in.

New York knotted the game with less than nine minutes left in regulation. Trent Hunter let a shot go from the right wing that ticked off Kolzig and skidded behind the net.

Vasicek chased down the rebound and shoveled a backhander towards the crease. The puck slid up Kolzig's leg and in as he scrambled back to cover the near post.

Game Notes

The Islanders have won six of the last eight meetings...Former Washington Redskins running back John Riggins was in attendance...Caps forward Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was held without a point and picked up a minus-two rating.

02/20 22:01:02 ET

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