Alex Ovechkin has made a profession out of scoring huge goals in huge moments. His newest milestone was no different.
Nelson made it 1-1 with his team-leading 19th objective at 13:11 of the very first. The Islanders took the puck away along the boards, which allowed Anthony Beauvillier to feed Nelson in the high slot. Beauvillier's assist on the play extended his point streak to three video games.
Cizikas offered the Islanders a 2-1 lead at 15:49 of the first and Eberle padded it at 9:31 with his 4th goal in his last 6 games. The goal came on the power play, the first power-play goal Washington had given up because Jan. 5 against San Jose.
Toews put the Islanders up by four at 17:25 of the 2nd.
" It's a difficult loss, no concern," New York's Josh Bailey stated. "We put ourselves in a good position to win the game. We just needed to adhere to our video game like we talked about. We understood they were going to have a push. Try to weather that storm for a bit and get back to work, however they simply found a way to just keep breaking away at it. That one stings."