17 January 2012
John Tavares extended his point streak to 10 games and PA Parenteau had his first career multi-goal game in the Islanders 3-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals. The shutout was the teams first one against the Capitals since Tommy Salo did it on March 2, 1997.
The Islanders kept the Capitals to just 17 shots on goal in the game, while they managed to get 28 shots, three of which found their way into the net.
Karl Alzner was called for holding at the 11:17 mark of the first period, which allowed the Islanders their first power play of the game. Tavares scored less than a minute into the power play. Mark Streit directed a shot towards the stick of Tavares and Tavares directed the puck passed Tomas Vokoun. Parenteau put the Islanders ahead 2-0 6:05 into the second period. A bad Capitals turnover in the defensive zone created the Islander scoring opportunity. Parenteau scored his second goal of the game 12:38 into the third period and put the Isles up by three.
Islanders’ goaltender Evgeni Nabokov held his own stopping all 17.
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