NHL Hockey

Washington Capitals (3-0-3)


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Schultz scores in final minute, Capitals beat Islanders 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) After killing off a five-minute penalty in the third period against an opponent that had gone to overtime the last four games, the New York Islanders thought they'd also get there against the Washington Capitals and pick up at least a point.

But then Justin Schultz scored with 26.4 seconds left to give the Capitals an emotional 3-2 victory Tuesday night after losing two more key players to injury. Finishing the game without centers Nicklas Backstrom and Lars Eller and missing five other prominent players, Washington matched a franchise best with points in the first seven games of the season.

All this without captain Alex Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov because of COVID-19 protocols, and winger Tom Wilson because of a lower-body injury.

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Leaders
Points: N. Backstrom7
Plus/Minus: B. Dillon6
Shots on Goal: N. Backstrom17
PIM: B. Dillon9
Win: V. Vanecek2
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 21 (5)
Shots: 161 (19)
PP%: 33.3% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 53 (11)
Assists: 31 (10)
SH Goals: 0 (30)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 19 (12)
Shots Against: 189 (11)
PK%: 73.9% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 31 (27)
Shutouts: 0 (30)
Sv%: 0.899 (19)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/22 T. Wilson Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
1/20 A. Ovechkin COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/20 D. Orlov COVID-19 protocol (day-to-day)
1/20 I. Samsonov COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/20 E. Kuznetsov COVID-19 protocol (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/26 M. Sgarbossa Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/26 D. Carr Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/26 B. Pinho Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/26 C. McMichael Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/25 M. Sgarbossa Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/24 C. McMichael Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/22 B. Pinho Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/21 C. Anderson Called up from minors from taxi squad
1/21 C. McMichael Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/14 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
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