The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders 5-2. Tonight they’ll take on the Boston Bruins in the final road game of the season. Before we look ahead to that game, let’s take one final look at last night’s game.
The win doesn’t help the Islanders at all. They are in the second wild card spot. The Florida Panthers are in the first spot by one point. The Pittsburgh Penguins are behind the Islanders by one point and now control their own destiny with two games left. Tonight the Penguins host the Chicago Blackhawks.
Here are the top 3 studs from last night’s win:
#3 Craig Smith
Craig Smith had two points with a goal and an assist. He assisted on Rasmus Sandin’s goal to put the Caps up 2-0 and it was primary at 1:03. He then made it 3-0 at 13:13. He had a plus minus of plus one with three shots on goal, and two blocks while playing 15:17.
Smith now has eight goals and seven assists on the season for 15 points. That includes four goals and one assist for five points with the Capitals. He was acquired from the Boston Bruins in the Dmitry Orlov and Garnet Hathaway trade. That assist on the Sandin goal was his first assist with the Capitals.