National Hockey League

Ovechkin helps Capitals rally past Islanders to avoid sweep


With Washington on the power play, Ovechkin fired a slap shot from the top of the left circle off a pass from John Carlson to tie it at 2-2 1:54 later.


Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62) crashes into New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the third period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.


Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (not shown) scores past New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during third period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.


Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) eyes the loose puck against New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.


Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) makes against New York Islanders right wing Leo Komarov (47) during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.


Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates a goal as New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.






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