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Tavares vents after Caps dominate Isles in Ovi’s return

Nov 5, 2013, 10:34 PM EST

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Movember ‘stache or not, Alex Ovechkin looked like himself on Tuesday … which was bad news for the New York Islanders.

The Capitals absolutely dominated in the second period of Tuesday’s game, turning a 1-0 Islanders lead into a 5-1 Caps margin thanks in part to Washington’s ferocious power play. The Caps collected three goals on the man advantage in that span – two of which came from Ovechkin – and then Tom Wilson capped it all with a 6-1 PP goal in the third period.

It was obviously a tough night for the Islanders, and John Tavares wasn’t happy after factoring into both Isles goals (one goal, one assist). He vented to New York Newsday’s Arthur Staple after the game.

“It should be embarrassing,” Tavares said. “Just don’t know why we can’t stick with it. You give 8 and 19 those easy plays, it’ll be a long night.”

(Nicklas Backstrom – aka “19” to Ovechkin’s “8” – had three assists of his own.)

Evgeni Nabokov echoed Tavares’ thoughts, saying “the consistency is not there, the discipline is not there.”

The Islanders remain at . 500 (6-6-3), essentially in the same place they were before the Thomas Vanek trade.┬áThe Capitals aren’t that far ahead with an 8-7-0 record, although they’re on a three-game winning streak and have scored 16 goals (OK, 15 if you discount the shootout) in the last three contests.

Could Isles GM Garth Snow get itchy to make a move again?

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