The målsnåla the match was goalless until the sixth closed roof in the last period. Then ruled Josh Bailey in Mathew Barzals shot between the legs of itself and past an obscured Braden Holtby in Washingtonmålet. Just two minutes later established the Cal Clutterbuck of the end result.
Robin Lehner, who has shown great shape as the Islanders cage lately, had a rest and from the booth to see the rival, on the place which he, Thomas Greiss, keep a clean sheet.
to see Greiss hold tightly, Washington's Nicklas Backstrom was frustrated that the team could not score.
"We should be able to come out in the third period and go on harder," he says to the nhl.com.
Greiss excuse, most attention still got the Islanders, coach Barry Trotz, who was back in the Capital One Arena in Washington for the first time since he led the home team to the Stanley Cup victory of last year.
in the first period kept the game extra long for on the big screen show a videohyllning to Trotz.
" It was fine. My heart was filled with all great memories. I looked up at the video, but I tried not to see too much of it came a little too close to my emotional side. But it was very well done and it was nice memories and all was to be something special, " says Trotz, who before the match admitted that he is easy to tears, to nhl.com.
the Islanders have now won eleven of their last thirteen matches.