Competing against the leading capitals of the Metropolitan Division on Saturday afternoon was a litmus test for the islanders.
It looked as if they had passed with flying colors before the Capitals came back into play with four goals in a time of 14:57 in the third third – two goals by Alex Ovechkin for a hat-trick – for a 6-0 To achieve success. 4 Victory in the Colosseum.
Islander trainer Barry Despite, who was head coach of the Capitals from 2014 to 2018, described Washington as the "class of the east". And the islanders ran – up to the third third.
Although the islanders had scored four goals in the first half, according to Ovechkin's record, which connected him with Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux on the all-time NHL list, the islanders let the game get away.
The teams came from the first section in all areas except the scoreboard. The allusions were split 50:50, and each team scored 11 shots. At 10:22 am, Ovechkin set career gate No. 690 aside and increased the leadership of the capitals to 1: 0.
The islanders answered with two goals within 2:28. After the capitals were challenged for offside, Brock Nelson's 1: 1 was confirmed at 1:11 p.m. and the score was knotted at 1:11 p.m. of the first. Then Casey Cizikas apparently tried to get a pass before Washington's Radko Gudas' puck deflected into the back of the net and gave the islanders a 2-1 lead.
Captain winger Brendan Leipsic was sent into the box at 8:27 a.m. because he had beaten Noah Dobson. This gave the islanders their first Powerplay goal in the last 25 attempts. Jordan Eberle (his fourth goal in the last six games) was 9:31 behind and led 3-1.
Towards the end of the middle frame, Devon Toews won 4-1 against Leo Komarov.
After just 2:33 minutes, Carl Hagelin halved the islanders' tour after throwing a Nick Jenson feed home. Washington went on to hit a new course of urgency, making it a one-goal game at 5:18 a.m. on another Ovechkin goal, which led him past Lemieux to a tie with Steve Yzerman for ninth place ever led with 692 goals. Wilson then got a shot from Dmitry Orlov to knot the game at four, leaving 5:28 in regulation.
Jakub Vrana made it 5: 4 at 5:30 p.m. on the third, before Ovechkin completed his hat-trick with an empty netter after the time.