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Isles at Capitals

UPDATE: Isles fall 2-1 to Caps

The Islanders suffer their first road loss, 2-1 to the Capitals at the Verizon Center.

Blake Comeau gets whistled for a questionable roughing penalty late in the third and the Capitals take the lead on the ensuing power-play.

Alex Ovechkin's one-timer bounces off Nicklas Backstrom's skate for the game-winning goal and hands the Islanders their first regulation loss of the season.

UPDATE: Isles and Caps tied at 1 after two periods

Despite another good period from Roloson and two successful penalty-killing efforts, the Islanders surrender the game-tying goal late in the second.

Scoring his fourth goal of the season, offensive dynamo Alexander Ovechkin beat Roloson from the left circle at 18:19 for the equalizer.

UPDATE: Isles lead 1-0 after first period

Rookie Nino Niederreiter goes five-hole on Michal Neuvirth for his first goal as an Islanders. Captain Doug Weight picks up his third assist in three games on the play, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead at 3:14.

Caps now 13-for-13 on PK.

Washington only had five shots on goal, but Roloson looked pretty sharp for his first start.

 

 First road game for the Islanders after a 1-0-1 start at home to open the season. Including tonight's contest against the Capitals, the Islanders will play 12 of their next 15 games on the road.

Dwayne Roloson in net for Islanders; Michael Neuvirth for the Caps

James Wisniewski serving first of two-game suspension after lewd gesture directed toward Sean Avery; D-man Jack Hillen, scratched for first two games of the season, replaces Wisniewski in the lineup.

Capitals 12-for-12 on the PK' Isles are second in the league with a 5-for-13 PP record.

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