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John Tavares of the Islanders flies over the (Credit: David Pokress)

John Tavares of the Islanders flies over the top of Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Islanders 5, Capitals 2

The Islanders defeated the Capitals 5-2 on Saturday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

John Tavares, center, is mobbed by his Islanders
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John Tavares, center, is mobbed by his Islanders teammates after he scored the first of his two third-period power play goals. (March 9, 2013)

Troy Brouwer of the Capitals and Frans Nielsen
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Troy Brouwer of the Capitals and Frans Nielsen of the Islanders jostle for the puck in the first period. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Karl Alzner of the Capitals pushes Colin McDonald
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Karl Alzner of the Capitals pushes Colin McDonald of the Islanders. (Mar. 9, 2013)

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Karl Alzner of the Capitals and Colin McDonald
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Karl Alzner of the Capitals and Colin McDonald of the Islanders push and shove each other behind the net in the first period. (Mar. 9, 2013)

John Tavares of the Islanders flies over the
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John Tavares of the Islanders flies over the top of Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Joey Crabb of the Capitals pokes the puck
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Joey Crabb of the Capitals pokes the puck off the stick of Colin McDonald of the Islanders. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Josh Bailey of the Islanders scores a first
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Josh Bailey of the Islanders scores a first period goal against Philipp Grubauer of the Capitals. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Wojek Wolski spins to shoot on Evgeni Nabokov
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Wojek Wolski spins to shoot on Evgeni Nabokov in the second period. (Mar. 9, 2013)

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The Islanders celebrate Casey Cizikas's second period goal.
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The Islanders celebrate Casey Cizikas's second period goal. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Wojtek Wolski sets up to shoot the puck
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Wojtek Wolski sets up to shoot the puck after Evgeni Nabokov fell down. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Alex Ovechkin shoots the puck on Evgeni Nabokov
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Alex Ovechkin shoots the puck on Evgeni Nabokov after he knocked down by Lubomir Visnovsky in the second period. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Lubomir Visnovsky poke checks the puck away fro
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Lubomir Visnovsky poke checks the puck away fro Alex Ovechkin. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Mark Streit of the Islanders clears the puck
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Mark Streit of the Islanders clears the puck away from a falling Evgeni Nabokov in the second period. (Mar. 9, 2013)

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Frans Nielsen, right, is congratulated on his short
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Frans Nielsen, right, is congratulated on his short handed goal in the third period by teammate Travis Hamonic. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Matt Moulson appears to beat Capitals goalie Philipp
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Matt Moulson appears to beat Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer in the third period. No goal. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Casey Cizikas skates up ice with the puck.
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Casey Cizikas skates up ice with the puck. (Mar. 9, 2013)

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Capitals. (Mar.
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The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Capitals. (Mar. 9, 2013)

Matt Martin of the Islanders looks for the
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Matt Martin of the Islanders looks for the puck as Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer is about to cover it. (Mar. 9, 2013)

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