Good goaltending from Michal Neuvirth and good skating all around helped the Washington Capitals earn their sixth straight win at the Nassau Coliseum. The team trailed for almost the entire game, but Brooks Laich started the scoring with a strong goal in the second period, and assisted on the tying goal in the third.
The Capitals tied the game early in the third period on a goal by Mike Knuble. Marcus Johansson started the play, utilizing his speed to take the puck behind Al Montoya's net. Jonahnsson found Laich on the wing, who fed the puck to Knuble in front for the score.
Just over three minutes later, Washington earned its first lead of the night. Alexander Semin scored an attractive goal as he placed a wrist-shot past Montoya to put the Capitals on top, which is where they would stay.
Earning two points out of a possible four from the team's two-game meeting with teams from New York is nothing to frown about. Tonight's win might not necessarily erase the awful memories of yesterday's 6-0 loss to the New York Rangers, but it certainly helps our place in the standings.
The same two teams will meet again on Tuesday night, but this time the Capitals will be in the friendly confines of the Verizon Center.