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Washington Capitals (18-11-1)


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Islanders snap winless streak as Halak shuts down Caps

NEW YORK (AP) Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season.

Halak made 31 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak.

It was the second time this season that Halak held an opponent to a single goal and the third time New York has allowed one goal as a team. Halak's strong performance came after coach Doug Weight sternly defended his goaltenders following the team's skate Monday morning. New York was 1-3-1 over its last five games.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin33
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen10
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin140
PIM: T. Wilson68
Win: B. Holtby16
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 92 (11)
Shots: 875 (26)
PP%: 21.2% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 323 (5)
Assists: 161 (9)
SH Goals: 2 (25)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Columbus 19 10 1 39
NY Islanders 17 10 3 37
Washington 18 12 1 37
New Jersey 16 9 4 36
NY Rangers 16 11 3 35
Pittsburgh 16 13 3 35
Carolina 11 10 7 29
Philadelphia 11 11 7 29
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 88 (15)
Shots Against: 962 (13)
PK%: 79.4% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 304 (7)
Shutouts: 0 (31)
Sv%: 0.909 (15)
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 T. Oshie Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/8 T. Graovac Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/7 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
12/3 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/30 N. Walker Waived
11/29 A. Ness Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/24 T. Graovac Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/14 T. Graovac Sent to minors Hershey-AHL (conditioning)
11/11 L. O'Brien Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
11/2 L. O'Brien Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
11/2 A. Peluso Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
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