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Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders is stopped in his scoring attempt against Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Capitals 3, Islanders 2

Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3 1/2 minutes of regulation, giving the Washington Capitals an improbable 3-2 win over the Islanders.

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders
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Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders covers the puck during the second period against the Washington Capitals. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals trips up
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Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals trips up Islanders captainMark Streit. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders
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Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders makes the first period stop as Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals looks for the rebound. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, right, of
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New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, right, of Russia, deflects the puck in front of Washington Capitals left wing Troy Brouwer (20) during the second period. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals shoots
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Dmitry Orlov #81 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck away from Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Jeff Halpern #15 of the Washington Capitals holds
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Jeff Halpern #15 of the Washington Capitals holds up John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders is
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Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders is stopped in his scoring attempt against Michal Neuvirth of the Washington Capitals. (Feb. 28, 2012)

New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) reacts
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New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) reacts after scoring against Washington Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin, left, of
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Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin, left, of Russia, skates after New York Islanders center Josh Bailey during the first period. (Feb. 28, 2012)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) reaches for
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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) reaches for the puck in front of New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner, of Austria, during the first period. (Feb. 28, 2012)

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