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Washington
Capitals
23-46-10-3
New York
Islanders
38-29-11-4

25 SOG
26 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
WSH
NYI
game recap

Washington Capitals 4, New York Islanders 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Associated Press

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Washington Capitals 4, New York Islanders 1 FINAL
Washington Capitals 4, New York Islanders 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The Washington Capitals can certainly relate to the troubles that have befallen the slumping New York Islanders.

Dainius Zubrus had a goal and an assist, and the Capitals dominated the Islanders again with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night that sent New York to its sixth straight loss.

Kip Miller, Jaromir Jagr and Joel Kwiatkowski also scored for the Capitals, who became the last NHL team to win consecutive games this season.

"It wasn't lost on us," Capitals goalie Olaf Kolzig said. "We've been awful for the first two months, but now we're starting to turn it around a bit."

Kolzig turned aside 25 shots, allowing only Arron Asham's goal in the victory.

"I think we're on the way up, and they're on the way down," Kolzig said. "A few weeks ago, they passed us, but we seem to be headed in opposite directions."

Garth Snow made 21 saves for the Islanders, 1-24-3-1 in their last 29 meetings with Washington.

The Capitals took advantage of a four-minute, high-sticking penalty to Oleg Kvasha by scoring twice.

Miller made it 1-0 at 3:19 when Kvasha and Islanders teammate Roman Hamrlik were both in the penalty box. At the right crease, Miller's wrist shot ticked off the tip of Snow's glove and went in.

Jagr made it 2-0 at 5:59 when he deflected Dainius Zubrus' centering pass past Snow. It was Jagr's 10th goal this season.

"We figured if we got that first goal, we might have them," Capitals coach Bruce Cassidy said. "They're going through some of the stuff that we went through, so we know."

Kwiatkowski scored an easy goal at 9:41, skating in uncontested on Snow and putting a backhander into the open net to make it 3-0.

After a scoreless second period, Zubrus broke in alone and beat Snow with a high wrist shot 61 seconds into the third.

The Islanders (9-12-2) ended Kolzig's shutout bid 1:53 later when Asham fended off defenseman Brendan Witt and made a backhand-to-forehand move to bring New York within 4-1.

Islanders captain Michael Peca has just two goals this season, none since Nov. 6. "Obviously, our situation is worse," Peca said. "We've addressed every angle and every little thing, and there always seems to be one straw that breaks our back."

scoring summary
1st Period
03:19
WSH
PPG - Kip Miller (2) ASST: Jaromir Jagr (17), Robert Lang (18)
1 - 0 WSH
05:59
WSH
PPG - Jaromir Jagr (10) ASST: Dainius Zubrus (8), Peter Bondra (4)
2 - 0 WSH
09:41
WSH
Joel Kwiatkowski (2) ASST: Alexander Semin (5), Michael Grier (3)
3 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
01:01
WSH
Dainius Zubrus (9) ASST: Robert Lang (19)
4 - 0 WSH
02:54
NYI
Arron Asham (4) ASST: NONE
4 - 1 WSH
penalty summary
1st Period
01:59
NYI
Roman Hamrlik  Boarding
02:56
NYI
Oleg Kvasha  Hi-sticking
02:56
NYI
Oleg Kvasha  Hi-sticking
10:32
NYI
Eric Cairns  Fighting (maj)
10:32
WSH
Stephen Peat  Fighting (maj)
11:24
NYI
Arron Asham  Slashing
17:12
WSH
Alexander Semin  Holding
19:26
WSH
Jason Doig  Interference
2nd Period
03:39
NYI
Janne Niinimaa  Cross checking
12:48
NYI
Arron Asham  Roughing
15:10
WSH
Alexander Semin  Hooking
19:46
NYI
Trent Hunter  Roughing
19:46
WSH
Brian Sutherby  Slashing
3rd Period
08:31
NYI
Oleg Kvasha  Hi-sticking
14:32
WSH
Matt Pettinger  Slashing
goalie stats
Olie Kolzig
Olie Kolzig
SA: 26TOI: 59:48
Saves: 25EV: 16 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .962SH: 2 - 2
Garth Snow
SA: 25TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .840SH: 0 - 0
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