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First-period goals from Alex Ovechkin and Casey Cizikas had the score knotted at one after the first period. 51 minutes of scoreless hockey would follow. That is, until Nicklas Backstrom tallied at the halfway through the first overtime to send the series back to Washington, tied at two games apiece.
Here's Tuesday night's Plus/Minus:
- Plus: The PK. Washington's penalty-killing unit held strong during 7:12 of play in the second period when they killed off three consecutive minor penalties. Aside from Tom Wilson's initial reaction after being whistled for a kneeing minor, the Capitals bit their tongues and got the job done. Really impressive stuff from Washington's four-man units.
- Minus: The Islanders knotted the score at one goal apiece with only twelve seconds left to play in the first period. A poor line change allowed Cal Clutterbuck to walk into the offensive zone uncontested to set up Cizikas with a tap-in. A terrible time to execute a line change so poorly.
Ten more notes on the game:
The Capitals return home on Thursday night for Game 5. Thanks to their great effort tonight they have stolen home ice advantage back from the Islanders and will look to push New York to the brink of elimination.