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The second seeded Washington Capitals will face the third seeded New York Islanders. Both teams had players who were in the race for the Art Ross Trophy, Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals) and John Tavares (Islanders).Both players have got five points in the four games when these two have faced each other. Both teams didn’t make the playoffs the previous season but have rebounded this season. The Capitals have the best powerplay in the league with a 25.3% conversion on the power play. Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy winner Alex Ovechkin (53G,81GP) contributed with 34 powerplay points (second behind Claude Giroux and 37) with line mate Nicklas Backstrom not far behind on 33 in tied third with Jakub Voracek. The Islanders could have a tough time against the Capitals power as they have the fifth worst penalty kill percentage in the league with 78.0%. Only the Flyers, Oilers, Coyotes and Sabres had a worse PK%, all are teams that didn’t make the playoffs.
Throughout the whole series it will be tightly contested with not much separating either team. Games 4 and 5 will be the only games which will have more than a two goal differential. Game 1 will be a game of very low scoring with both Braden Holtby and Jaroslav Halak keeping shutouts until the Capitals will win the game in overtime. Game 2 will be a contrast to game 1 with their being very high scoring from both teams with the Gr8 netting a hat-trick to lead the Capitals to the win. Game 3 will be another tight affair which will go into overtime yet again but this time the Islanders with come up with the game winner. Game 4 will be an offensive show from Ovechkin and the Capitals. This win will put them with a win of the next round. The Islanders will not back down and win the next two games thanks to John Tavares who will get 4 points in game 5 and Jaroslav Halak who will keep a shutout in game 6. The Capitals won’t let the Islanders win three in a row and for the third time in the series it will go to overtime with the Capitals coming out the victors and end the series
Series: 4-3 Capitals
Game 1: 1-0 Capitals
Game 2: 5-3 Capitals
Game 3: 3-2 Islanders
Game 4: 5-1 Capitals
Game 5: 6-3 Islanders
Game 6: 3-0 Islanders
Game 7: 4-3 Capitals
All stats from NHL.com
Filed Under:   NY Islanders   Washington   Ovechkin   Tavares  
April 17, 2015 12:51 PM ET | Delete
Well you where way off on game 1.
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