WASHINGTON – Josh Bailey and Cal Clarkeck scored third-goal goals, Thomas Grace made 19 lotus salvages and New York Islanders moved first to the Metropolitan Division, defeating the capital with a 2-0 draw on Friday
The Islanders of Trotters have won four consecutive and 14 of their last 17 games to skip the team that trained for the Stanley Cup last year. They did Washington under 20 shots and improved to 7-0-0 in the second half of the game out this season.
Capitals have struck a rough round under the new coach Todd Reedden, who lost four consecutive for the first time since March 2017. Washington has only one 5th-5 goal during his break and has lost seven out of 1
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Holtby was acute in stopping 23 of the 25 shots he faced in his first game in nearly a week since he injured his left eye Holbby said earlier in the day that he was 100% and returned to normal
Trotz was awarded a video during the first period, although he collided with the capitals in Brooklyn earlier this season, he, assistant Lane Lambert and director of goalie Mitch Korn received his rings for Stanley's Cup, and Trotsch expected another emotional night in Washington. a video that sums up his four years in Washington since being hired on the Las Vegas Cup. The 56-year-old left the capital in a controversial dispute in June, was rented from island days later and replaced by longtime assistant Reirden.
Trotz said the Islanders' progress in 48 games reminded him of his first season with the capitals. They are one of the NHL's biggest surprises in the first season under general manager Lu Lamoriolo and Trotz after the point-to-play center John Tavares left a free agency last summer to join his home town of Toronto Maple Leafs .