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Video: Isles’ Nabokov shuts out Capitals 1-0

Feb 5, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

About the only consistent thing for the Washington Capitals lately is how inconsistent they’ve been.

After seeing their offense explode for six goals in an overtime win against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday, they came up empty against the New York Islanders. Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves and Andrew MacDonald scored to give the Isles a 1-0 shutout victory over the Caps. The win snapped a five-game winless streak for the Islanders.

The Capitals had a chance to close to within one point of the Red Wings for the final wild card spot, but went 0-for-6 on the power play on top of generating only 22 shots.

If there was a bright spot for Washington it was goalie Michal Neuvirth as he stopped 27 shots, including a penalty shot attempt from Michael Grabner.

Check out the highlights from tonight’s action.

  1. imgoingtowichita - Feb 5, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    This game was won by the 30th ranked PK in the league. They were outstanding at limiting quality scoring chances by all players, especially Ovi.

  2. multiplemiggs - Feb 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    i like turtles

  3. tjvalley - Feb 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    I like turtles too!!

  4. lonespeed - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Turtles are cool with me.

  5. kantnockdahustle89 - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    The Caps are made up by broken players and an idiot coach. Johansson and Erat refuse to hit, shoot or do anything useful yet they skate on top lines and get big minutes. Both when playing with Ovi basically clog areas him and Backstrom use to work. They need a guy who crashes the net and opens up space. Their D is even worse and the goalie situation has been handled even worse. Both coach and GM need to be fired. Clean house. Start over before it’s too late.

  6. 7mantel - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Maybe the Caps were really never that good, playing in the new divsion formate is exposing their flaws .

    • jpelle82 - Feb 5, 2014 at 9:54 AM

      shame on all of us who have been saying that for years….

      • 7mantel - Feb 5, 2014 at 10:38 AM

        Don’t be ashamed you have a future in the stock market

  7. gbories2014 - Feb 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    A reblogué ceci sur dnslookupfr.

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