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Ovechkin, Capitals face hapless Islanders

Washington (29-14-3) at NY Islanders (12-29-4), 2:00 pm EST

UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- After edging the best team in

the Eastern Conference, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington

Capitals will get a shot at its worst.

Ovechkin and the Capitals will seek their third straight win

when they face the struggling New York Islanders on Monday.

Alexander Semin scored his 18th goal of the season midway

through the third period Saturday to snap a tie and lift

Washington to a 2-1 win over the conference-leading Boston

Bruins.

Defenseman Mike Green added a power-play goal and Jose Theodore

made 23 saves for the Capitals, who have won back-to-back games

following a three-game losing streak.

The reigning Hart Trophy winner, Ovechkin was held without a

point in that one. He still leads the team with 29 goals and 57

points this season.

The Islanders are coming off a 3-1 setback to the New Jersey

Devils on Saturday.

Blake Comeau netted the lone goal for the Islanders, who have

lost seven in a row and 19 of 21. New York has scored just once

in each of its last three contests.

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