Varlamov makes 29 saves, Islanders shut out Capitals


Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves for the New York Islanders in a 1-0 win against the Washington Capitals at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Tuesday.

Brock Nelson scored the only goal of the game at 13:05 of the third period, and Josh Bailey got his 500th NHL point for the Islanders (25-10-4), who have won three in a row.

Vitek Vanecek made 38 saves for the Capitals (25-10-4), who won their previous two games.

Nelson controlled the rebound of Ryan Pulock‘s shot from the point and slid the puck between Vanecek’s pads for his team-leading 14th goal.

Vanecek kept it a one-goal game with a save against Nelson after a turnover, followed by a a sliding pad save on Mathew Barzal.

New York outshot Washington 20-10 in the third period.

Varlamov made 12 saves in the second.

The Islanders, who defeated the Capitals 8-4 in New York last Thursday, hit two posts and a crossbar in the first two periods.

Each team was 0-for-2 on the power play.

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