Mark Streit’s Overtime Goal Lifts Islanders Past Capitals

WASHINGTON — Mark Streit scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night.

It was the second straight win for New York — and third of the season. The Islanders also ended the Capitals' winning streak at six.

Streit beat goalie Jose Theodore from about 10 feet for his second goal of the season. Seven of New York's games have gone to overtime this season.

Washington lost despite dominating the action. The Capitals outshot the Islanders 40-30 and failed to convert numerous third-period scoring chances.

The Capitals opened the scoring on Alex Ovechkin's NHL-high 14th goal of the season. It came late in a four-minute high-sticking penalty on New York's Kyle Okposo.

Ovechkin fired the puck past Dwayne Roloson at 4:41 of the first period.

Okposo tied the it at 10:37, skating through multiple Washington defenders and beating Theodore for his third goal of the season.

New York took a 2-1 lead after the Capitals' Mike Green whiffed on a pass in front of his own net, losing the puck. That allowed the Islanders' Frans Nielsen to recover it and score for a 2-1 lead at 7:12 of the second period.

A little more than 90 seconds later, with Washington's Chris Clark behind New York's net, Roloson chased him and Clark shoveled the puck to Tomas Fleischmann, who tucked it into the corner of the net to tie it at 2.

Fleischmann, who was playing in just his second games after missing the first 11 games with a blood clot in his left leg, scored his second goal on a tip-in at 16:43 to give Washington a brief 3-2 lead. Sixty-three seconds later, Nielsen scored his second goal — to tie it at 3. It was the first two-goal game of his career.


Washington LW Quintin Laing (swine flu) and RW Eric Fehr (sore ribs) missed their second straight games. … Roloson started his second game in a row — the first New York goalie to play consecutive games this season. … Green had two assists — his eighth straight game with a point. … Ovechkin has 117 goals at home and 116 on the road. … Six of the last eight games between the teams have been decided in overtime.

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