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Eastern Conference quarterfinals Game 6: Islanders vs. Capitals

The Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1, on Saturday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum. The series goes to a winner-take-all Game 7 on Monday in Washington.

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals with teammates Colin McDonald, Thomas Hickey and John Tavares during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Scott Mayfield hits Washington Capitals
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New York Islanders' Scott Mayfield hits Washington Capitals Jason Chimera against the boards in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period empty-net goal against the Washington Capitals with his teammates during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin, Cal
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New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck, Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk celebrate Clutterbuck's goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' John Tavares and Jaroslav Halak
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New York Islanders' John Tavares and Jaroslav Halak celebrate their victory over the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders salute their fans at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The New York Islanders salute their fans at center ice as they celebrate their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck celebrates his goal
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New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck celebrates his goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nikolay Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal against the Washington Capitals during game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.

New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck celebrates his goal
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New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck celebrates his goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin and
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New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck celebrate Clutterbuck's goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin, Cal
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders' John Tavares, Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck, Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk celebrate Clutterbuck's goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period empty-net goal against the Washington Capitals with his teammates during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period empty-net goal against the Washington Capitals with his teammates during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals with teammates Colin McDonald, Thomas Hickey and John Tavares during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals with teammates Colin McDonald and Thomas Hickey during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders salute their fans at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The New York Islanders salute their fans at center ice as they celebrate their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders salute their fans at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The New York Islanders salute their fans at center ice as they celebrate their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders salute their fans at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

The New York Islanders salute their fans at center ice as they celebrate their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders and
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders and John Carlson of the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals in game six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Apr. 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.

The puck gets past New York Islanders goalie
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The puck gets past New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, hits the cross bar and does not go in the net in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Washington Capitals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Washington Capitals Jay Beagle shoots the puck past
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Washington Capitals Jay Beagle shoots the puck past New York Islanders Goalie Jaroslav Halak, and hits the crossbar. the puck did not go in the net in the third Period of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals game 6, against the Washington Capitals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Coliseum on the afternoon of April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas battles with Washington
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New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas battles with Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen in front of Capitals goalie Branden Holtby in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders and Washington Capitals fight after
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New York Islanders and Washington Capitals fight after the horn at the close of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Scott Mayfield hits Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders' Scott Mayfield hits Washington Capitals Jason Chimera against the boards in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The New York Islanders and the Washington Capitals mix it up after the final buzzer of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Nikolay Kulemin puts the puck
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders' Nikolay Kulemin puts the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby to score the winning goal in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Nikolay Kulemin puts the puck
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders' Nikolay Kulemin puts the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby to score the winning goal in the third period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders defends
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders defends against Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Mikhail Grabovski gets a shot
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New York Islanders' Mikhail Grabovski gets a shot off on Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Karl Alzner and Braden Holtby of the Washington
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Karl Alzner and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals defends a second-period shot against Nick Leddy and Josh Bailey of the New York Islanders during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders collides
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders collides in the first period with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby watches the puck
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Washington Capitals goalie Branden Holtby watches the puck get past him but not go in the net against the New York Islanders in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes a
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes a save in net against the Washington Capitals in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders battles
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders battles for the puck in the first period against Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes a
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New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes a save in net as Washington Capitals' Troy Brouwer gives chase in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders defends
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders defends against Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals in the second period during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal against Jaroslav Halak of the New York Islanders scored by teammate John Carlson (not pictured) during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal against Jaroslav Halak of the New York Islanders scored by teammate John Carlson (not pictured) during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

New York Islanders' Matt Martin battles for the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Islanders' Matt Martin battles for the puck with Washington Capitals' Tim Gleason in front of the Capitals net during the first period in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

John Tavares of the New York Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal against Jaroslav Halak of the New York Islanders scored by teammate John Carlson (not pictured) during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders walks
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders walks off the ice after warming up before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders walks
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders walks off the ice after warming up before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders walks
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Johnny Boychuk of the New York Islanders walks off the ice after warming up before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Thomas Hickey of the New York Islanders walks
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Thomas Hickey of the New York Islanders walks off the ice after warming up before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

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