Islanders blank Capitals

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Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew MacDonald scored the only goal of the game early in the third period to give the New York Islanders a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

Evgeni Nabokov stopped all 22 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season for the Islanders, who snapped a five-game losing streak.

Michal Neuvirth made 27 saves for the Capitals, who have dropped three of their last four.

The goal came at 2:16 of the third, as MacDonald received a pass from Brock Nelson at the right point and blasted a shot through several bodies for his fourth of the season.

John Carlson hooked Michael Grabner on a breakaway at 8:26 of the third, but Neuvirth kept his club in it with a stop on the wrist shot.

Nabokov stopped the six shots he faced in the third, as Washington was unable to establish any consistent pressure.

Game Notes

New York hosts Calgary on Thursday ... Washington hosts Winnipeg on Thursday ... Washington had won the previous two meetings against New York this season ... Nabokov has 57 shutouts in his career.

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