Thomson ReutersNovember 30, 2013 23:48
Capitals tie it late, win in OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Winning in nail-biting fashion is nothing new for the Washington Capitals. The New York Islanders, meanwhile, keep coming up with unique ways to suffer agonizing losses.
Washington center Nicklas Backstrom forced overtime with a short-handed goal in the final minute of regulation Saturday night and left winger Alex Ovechkin's goal with 2:53 left in overtime lifted the Capitals past the Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum.