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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, left, celebrates his (Credit: AP)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Alex Ovechkin during a game against the Islanders. (April 4, 2013)

Islanders vs. Capitals

The Islanders lost in a shootout to the Washington Capitals, 2-1, Thursday at the Verizon Center.

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson leaps in the
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson leaps in the arms goalie Braden Holtby after they won 2-1 against the Islanders after the shootout. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer collides with
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Washington Capitals right wing Troy Brouwer collides with Islanders center Frans Nielsen in overtime. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scores a
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin scores a goal against Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov during the shootout. (April 4, 2013)

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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo celebrates his goal
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Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals during the third period. (April 4, 2013)

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a stop on
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Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a stop on Washington Capitals center Mike Ribeiro during the shootout. (April 4, 2013)

Islanders center John Tavares skates with the puck
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Islanders center John Tavares skates with the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Jack Hillen during the first period. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Martin Erat chases the
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Washington Capitals left wing Martin Erat chases the puck against Islanders left wing Matt Martin during the second period. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stops the puck
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Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stops the puck against Islanders left wing Matt Moulson, center, during the second period. (April 4, 2013)

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Kyle Okposo skates with the puck against Washington
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Kyle Okposo skates with the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green (52) during the first period of a game in Washington. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) battles
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) battles for the puck against Lubomir Visnovsky and Thomas Hickey, right, during the first period of a game in Washington. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals left wing Martin Erat (10) skates
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Washington Capitals left wing Martin Erat (10) skates with the puck past Colin McDonald during the first period of a game in Washington. (April 4, 2013)

Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, left, celebrates his
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Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Alex Ovechkin during a game against the Islanders. (April 4, 2013)

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