Evgeny Kuznetsov, center, scored a goal and added an assist.
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) -
Alexander Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal to propel the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders in the finale of a home-and-home set at Verizon Center.
Matt Niskanen tallied a goal and two assists, Evgeny Kuznetsov supplied a goal and a helper and Marcus Johansson and Joel Ward each scored for Washington, which bounced back from a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders on Wednesday at Nassau Coliseum.
"It's a big one for us, said Johansson. "We have to get as many wins as we can and if we go in and play like we did today, especially the last half of the game, we're going to give ourselves a really good chance to win."