Final
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Islanders open two-game road trip vs. Capitals

Mar 3, 2007 - 4:50 PM NY Islanders (32-23-9) at Washington (24-29-12) 7:00 pm EST

WASHINGTON (Ticker) - Coming off a terrific seven-game homestand, the New York Islanders visit a place in which they have struggled.

The Islanders look for their fifth win in six games as they continue their drive for an Eastern Conference postseason berth Saturday against the Washington Capitals.

New York went 5-1-1 on the homestand and is tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for seventh place in the East. However, the Islanders are just 2-14-2 on the road against the Capitals since 1997-1998.

After four straight victories, New York squandered a two-goal lead in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime defeat to the St. Louis Blues. Mike Sillinger and Marc-Andre Bergeron scored goals and Ryan Smyth had an assist in his first game following Tuesday's trade from the Edmonton Oilers.

Washington has dropped eight of its last nine contests and appears likely to miss the playoffs for the third time in four campaigns.

The Capitals are coming off Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Alex Ovechkin scored his 38th goal and Alexander Semin added his 33rd with just 11 seconds left in regulation.

The teams have split their first two encounters this season, with the Capitals taking a 2-1 shootout win February 4 on Semin's clinching tally.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 2 2 2 6
    WASHINGTON 0 0 2 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MIKE SILLINGER 22 (TOM POTI, MARC-ANDRE BERGERON)
    10:43
    NYI - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 22 (SEAN HILL, JASON BLAKE) 18:28
    2ND PRD: NYI - (PP) MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 10 (TOM POTI, VIKTOR KOZLOV)
    7:05
    NYI - CHRIS SIM

    Mar 3 9:38 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 6
    WASHINGTON 2
    3RD PRD: NYI - RYAN SMYTH 32 (RANDY ROBITAILLE) 17:06

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 9:34 PM


  • NHL
    NY ISLANDERS 5
    WASHINGTON 2
    3RD PRD: WAS - BRIAN SUTHERBY 7 (MILAN JURCINA) 8:13

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 9:18 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 5
    WASHINGTON 1
    3RD PRD: WAS - (PP) BRIAN POTHIER 2 (UNASSISTED) 7:39

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 9:17 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 5
    WASHINGTON 0
    3RD PRD: NYI - MIROSLAV SATAN 23 (RICHARD ZEDNIK, VIKTOR KOZLOV) 5:00

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 9:09 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 2 2 4
    WASHINGTON 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MIKE SILLINGER 22 (TOM POTI, MARC-ANDRE BERGERON)
    10:43
    NYI - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 22 (SEAN HILL, JASON BLAKE) 18:28
    2ND PRD: NYI - (PP) MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 10 (TOM POTI, VIKTOR KOZLOV)
    7:05
    NY

    Mar 3 8:43 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 4
    WASHINGTON 0
    2ND PRD: NYI - CHRIS SIMON 9 (ARRON ASHAM, RICHARD PARK) 16:27

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 8:38 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 3
    WASHINGTON 0
    2ND PRD: NYI - (PP) MARC-ANDRE BERGERON 10 (TOM POTI, VIKTOR KOZLOV)
    7:05

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 8:23 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 2 2
    WASHINGTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MIKE SILLINGER 22 (TOM POTI, MARC-ANDRE BERGERON)
    10:43
    NYI - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 22 (SEAN HILL, JASON BLAKE) 18:28
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYI 12

    Mar 3 7:50 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 2
    WASHINGTON 0
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 22 (SEAN HILL, JASON BLAKE) 18:28

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 7:47 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    WASHINGTON 0
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MIKE SILLINGER 22 (TOM POTI, MARC-ANDRE BERGERON)
    10:43

    Islanders vs. CapitalsMar 3 7:35 PM