The Washington Capitals Lose a Close One in Long Island

The Washington Capitals, looking to continue their season on a positive note before the Winter Classic, looked flat for the first two+ periods last night against the New York Islanders (see video highlights above).

The Caps turned it on midway through the third to make what should have been an easy victory for the Isles into a close one. Sadly, Kuznetzov committed a serious high sticking penalty at the end of regulation that the Caps couldn’t overcome. One thing I noticed about the Islanders is they are real quick and skate really, really well. Kudos on the Caps for making it a close one.