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Capitals Vs. Islanders: Washington Trails 4-2 After High-Scoring 2nd Period

The Washington Capitals were able to get on the scoreboard, but still trail the New York Islanders 4-2 after 40 minutes of play in Uniondale, N.Y.

John Tavares scored his second goal of the night at 9:05 of the second period, ramming a rebound of Mark Streit's shot past Michal Neuvirth to make the score 3-0 Islanders. But the Capitals got on the board 28 seconds later after Dennis Wideman's slap shot was deflected past Evgeni Nabokov.

Tavares restored New York's three-goal advantage at the 11:44 mark of the second when he took a feed from Kyle Okposo and roofed a wrist shot into the ceiling of the net.

Just before the intermission, Alex Ovechkin scored his 28th goal of the season to make the score 4-2.

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