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WASHINGTON 2, ISLANDERS 1, SO

Sunday, 02.04.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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WASHINGTON 2, ISLANDERS 1, SO
Isles drop defensive battle in shootout

Official Scoresheet | Official Super Stats

By Jason Lockhart

Alexander Semin scored the only goal in the shootout as the Washington Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 at the Verizon Center Sunday afternoon.

Olaf Kolzig earned the win by stopping 31 of 32 shots in regulation in overtime and all three Islanders shooters in the shootout. Rick DiPietro came up just short turning aside 30 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime.

Matt Pettinger scored off a rebound 2:58 into the first period to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead after Richard Zednik's wraparound stuff was denied by DiPietro.

The Islanders erased the Capitals' lead 27 seconds into the second period, while shorthanded. After failing to convert on a 2-on-1 rush, Mike Sillinger scored after Trent Hunter fed him in front for a tip-in.

DiPietro made his best save of the game when Matt Bradley cut to the net with the puck. Bradley's shot nearly got to the goal line, but DiPietro's left skate knocked the puck aside to keep the scored tied at one.

Sean Hill also came up huge in overtime, stopping a shot from the point that was goal-bound with DiPietro scrambling in the crease.

Semin scored in the shootout with a tricky deke to the backhand, while none of the Islanders shooters could get one past Kolzig.

The Islanders next play the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday evening.

 

Five Stars of the Game:
1. Olaf Kolzig:
Stopped 34 of 35 shots, including three in the shootout
2. Rick DiPietro: Allowed only one goal on 31 shots in the losing effort
3. Alexander Semin: Converted in the shootout
4. Mike Sillinger: Scored the Islanders' lone goal
5. Matt Pettinger: Opened the scoring.


Stat of the Game: Sean Hill was tied for first on the team in hits (5) and third in shots (5).

Slapshots: This was the first time Brendan Witt and Chris Simon played in Washington, against their former team the Capitals, which they played on for nine and seven years respectively...Trent Hunter extended his point-streak to seven games...The Islanders were the last Eastern Conference team to visit the Verizon Center this season...Drew Fata made his NHL debut after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft...The game was marred by several extended stoppages due to malfunctioning glass supports...Mike Sillinger scored the Islanders' sixth shorthanded goal of the season...Alexei Yashin (knee), Shawn Bates (groin), Radek Martinek (leg), Tom Poti (back) and Bruno Gervais (ankle) were today's Islanders scratches.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
39 Rick DiPietro
1  Mike Dunham
 
Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 6 Sean Hill
14 Chris Campoli - 44 Freddy Meyer
38 Allan Rourke- 49 Drew Fata

Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7 Trent Hunter
12 Chris Simon - 27 Randy Robitaille 55 Jason Blake
15 Jeff Tambellini - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 81 Miroslav Satan
10 Richard Park - 51 Frans Nielsen - 45 Arron Asham


WASHINGTON
Goaltenders
37 Olaf Kolzig
1   Brent Johnson

Defensemen
55 Jeff Schultz - 44 Steve Eminger 
52 Mike Green - 6   Jamie Heward
26 Shaone Morrisonn - 23 Milan Jurcina
 
Forwards
8  Alexander Ovechkin - 9   Dainius Zubrus - 17 Chris Clark
20 Richard Zednik - 18 Matt Pettinger - 15 Boyd Gordon
28 Alexander Semin - 21 Brooks Laich - 14 Eric Fehr
87 Donald Brashear - 10 Matt Bradley - 16 Brian Sutherby

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
11 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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