Islanders blow 3-0 lead in OT loss to Capitals

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Jan 16, 2023; Elmont, New York, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates against New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the first period at UBS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports / © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Dmitry Orlov scored at 4:27 of overtime as the Washington Capitals rallied from three goals down to down to beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Monday night.

Garnet Hathaway, Tom Wilson and T.J. Oshie scored over the final 30 minutes of regulation after the Capitals trailed 3-0. Darcy Kuemper had 27 saves to help Washington snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 14-4-2 since Dec. 5.

Sebastian Aho, Matt Martin and Hudson Fasching scored to help the Islanders build their lead early in the second period. Ilya Sorokin finished with 31 saves.

Aho opened the scoring at 4:24 of the first, blasting a shot from the point past Keumper for his fourth goal of the season. Islander defensemen have 27 goals this season, tied with Carolina for the league lead.

Martin scored with 6:51 left in the period with his fourth and Fasching increased the lead to 3-0 at 3:51 of the second with his third.

Hathaway broke through for the Capitals with his seventh at 10:01 of the middle period. Alex Ovechkin had an assist on the play, extending his team lead to 50 points.

Wilson made it 3-2 with his first goal this season with 6:52 left in the second. Wilson was playing only his fourth game following recovery from left knee surgery.

The Islanders held the slim lead entering the third and were 16-2-0 when leading through 40 minutes this season.

Oshie tied it when his long shot from just inside the blueline at the left point eluded Sorokin at 5:54 of the third for Oshie’s ninth of the season.

Oshie then set up Orlov for the winning goal in the final minute of overtime.

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