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, Ottawa held a two-goal lead.“Didn’t look like the boys were too interested to start the game,” Oshie said. “But a good response.”Oshie scored twice in a four-goal second period to collect his 20th goal for a fourth season, and the Capitals turned things around quickly enough to end up beating Ottawa 7-2.Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Lars Eller, John Carlson and Brett Connolly also scored for Washington, and Braden Holtby made 21 saves to help the Capitals win for the fourth time in their past five games.“If you give those guys an inch, they’ll take a foot, and that’s why they’re the Stanley Cup champions,” Ottawa coach Guy Boucher said. “They’re a formidable team, and we know where we are and how far we’ve got to travel to get to that level.”The Senators have dropped five games in a row, and seven of their past eight. They have the fewest points in the league and a roster depleted by a trade deadline sell-off.And yet the visitors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 7 minutes, 10 seconds Jamie Benn Jersey
, with both scores coming courtesy of players that arrived in recent deals. Not just that, but the Senators took the game’s initial nine shots; the hosts didn’t get one until the first period was more than 10 minutes old.Less than 3½ minutes in, newly acquired Oscar Lindberg scored off a pass that Brian Gibbons slid through defenseman Michal Kempny’s legs. Ottawa doubled its lead on Anthony Duclair’s power-play goal. That gave the Senators twice as many goals as they had managed in their previous three games combined.“We weren’t happy with what was going on,” Carlson said. “It’s a good lesson for us, moving forward.”Said Eller: “The first 10 minutes, that wasn’t us.”But after sleepwalking at the start, Washington got going, scoring a pair of goals 53 seconds apart against goaltender Anders Nilsson and an overwhelmed defense to make it 2-all after one period.First came Wilson’s 18th goal, finishing a nice sequence featuring assists from Kuznetsov and Ovechkin, with 3:03 left in the period. Then it was Eller’s turn, scoring his eighth goal off a pass from Dmitry Orlov.The Capitals really turned it on in the second period. Carlson broke the tie with his 10th of the season, on a power play, and Oshie knocked home a rebound off a shot by Brooks Orpik to make it 4-2. Nicklas Backstrom assisted on both goals.Then came Connolly’s career-high 16th goal http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-jason-spezza-jersey
, off his own rebound, and Oshie made it 6-2 with 9½ minutes left in the period, prompting Boucher to yank Nilsson and replace him with Craig Anderson.“Our leadership group is strong,” Capitals coach Todd Reirden said, “and I think they did a good job of pulling everyone into the fight.”NOTES: Kuznetsov headed to the locker room late in the second period after appearing to get hit by a puck, but he was back for the start of the third and scored just 17 seconds in. … Congressman John Lewis and Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree, who was the first black player in the NHL, participated in a ceremonial puck drop before the game to mark Black History Month. … The Senators are 8-22-1 on the road. … The Capitals have won 11 of 12 against the Senators.UP NEXTSenators: Host the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.Capitals: Open a three-game road trip at the New York Islanders and former Washington coach Barry Trotz on Friday night. The teams are atop the Metropolitan Division with the same number of points, although the Islanders have played two fewer games. NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee energized the New York Islanders with a fight late in the second period, and then came through with a key goal late in the third after Edmonton pulled within one, helping his team get another win.Mathew Barzal and Lee scored in the Islanders’ three-goal third period, and they beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Saturday night in the final game of the regular season at Barclays Center.Ryan Pulock, Valtteri Filppula John Klingberg Jersey
, and Brock Nelson also scored, and Devon Toews had two assists to help New York win for the fifth time in six games and improve to 21-5-2 in the last 28 games. Robin Lehner stopped 34 shots for his 18th win, moving to 14-3-1 since Dec. 18.Lee got into a fight with Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse with less than three minutes left in the second, and each player received a 2-minute minor and a 5-minute major for fighting. Nurse was also given a 10-minute misconduct.“Just your typical battle,” Lee said. “I took some cross-checks to the ribs, he took some from me and next thing you know our gloves are off. It’s just hockey, stuff like that happens.”Islanders coach Barry Trotz liked what he saw from his captain.“He wasn’t backing down and that sort of pulled us in the fight a little bit,” he said. “It’s pretty nice when your leader is dropping the gloves and battling.”The Islanders moved to Brooklyn for the start of the 2015-16 season but have been splitting games between Barclays Center and their former home, the Nassau Coliseum, this season. New York’s final 12 home games will be at the Coliseum. If the Islanders, who lead the Metropolitan Division by five points over Washington, make the playoffs, their home games in the first round will also be on Long Island Mattias Janmark Jersey
, with potential future rounds back in Brooklyn.The Islanders improved to 7-0-1 in their last eight at the two home arenas, and finished 12-6-2 at Barclays Center. The attendance was 14,812, the second-largest crowd of the season, trailing only the near-sellout for a game against the crosstown-rival Rangers here on Jan. 12.“Any time our fans show up the way they have makes a huge difference for us and we feed off their energy,” Lee said.Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl scored for the Oilers, who have lost 10 of their last 11 (1-8-2). Mikko Koskinen finished with 19 saves while starting for the second straight night after Cam Talbot was traded to Philadelphia for Anthony Stolarz following the Oilers’ 3-1 loss at Carolina on Friday.Barzal pushed the Islanders’ lead to 3-1 at 5:09 of the third as he tipped Toews’ slap shot through traffic for his 17th.Draisaitl pulled the Oilers back within one with a slap shot from the right circle off a pass from Connor McDavid at 9:40. It was Draisaitl’s 35th of the season and 11th in the last 10 games.Lee sealed the win with his first goal in 12 games as he scored from the right side with 2:16 left for his 19th off a pass from Leo Komarov. Nelson added an empty-net goal 32 seconds later for his 18th.“I’m really proud of our effort,” said Oilers coach Ken Hitchcock, who is 15-19-4 since replacing the fired Todd McLellan on Nov. 20. “We did a lot of good turns. We were coming on strong, on the power play (down) 3-2, but 30 seconds after the power play, we get scored on.”New York got its 35th win in its 59th game, matching its total from last season when the Islanders finished 35-37-10.“We find a way to win tight games Radek Faksa Jersey
, compared to last year,” Pulock said.After a scoreless first period, Pulock gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead with a one-timer from the left circle, beating Koskinen on a power play over his left shoulder for his sixth at 3:02 of the second. It was Pulock’s third goal in five games.Filppula made it 2-0 as he deflected Nick Leddy’s shot from the left point up high over Koskinen’s glove for his 12th with 6½ minutes left in the period.Nugent-Hopkins pulled the Oilers within one as he deflected Kris Russell’s shot past Lehner for his 18th with 2.3 seconds to go in the second.NOTES: McDavid, who had an eight-game point streak snapped on Friday night, now has 11 assists and 13 points in his last 10 games. … The teams conclude the season series on Thursday at Edmonton. The Oilers won both meetings last season, 2-1 in OT in Brooklyn and 2-1 in a shootout at home. … Islanders moved F Andrew Ladd and D Thomas Hickey on long-term IR on Saturday and loaned them to Bridgeport of the AHL on a conditioning assignment as they work their way back from injuries. Both were expected to play in the Sound Tigers’ two games this weekend. Ladd has been out since Nov. 15 with a leg injury, and Hickey since Dec. 18 with an upper body injury. … Pulock has three goals and five assists in his last eight games.UP NEXTOilers: Host Arizona on Tuesday night to open a three-game homestand.Islanders: At Calgary on Wednesday night to open a three-game trip to western Canada.