One night after their emotional win against John Tavares and the Maple Leafs, the Islanders took a 3-1 loss Friday against the Capitals, who are now tied with the Isles atop the Metropolitan Division with 81 points. The Isles have a game in hand.
With Thomas Greiss pulled for an extra attacker, Josh Bailey put the puck in his own empty net with 1:28 remaining, a blind pass attempt for Brock Nelson gone awry. >> Box score
- 2:43 NYI Tom Kuhnhackl
- 3:26 WSH Jakub Vrana; Assists: Nicklas Backstrom, Michal Kempny
- 4:34 WSH Alex Ovechkin (Power Play;) Assists: T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov
- 18:32 WSH T.J. Oshie (Josh Bailey own goal)
The Islanders host the Flyers on Sunday at 3 p.m.