Washington is undefeated in the month of December so far, with wins against Columbus, San Jose, Chicago, and the New York Rangers. They will face the Islanders tonight trying to extend the streak to five consecutive wins.
Holtby vs Atkinson
Columbus gets an odd man rush that leaves Atkinson alone to shoot in front of Holtby, who deflects the puck into the netting for a great glove save.
Ovechkin moves up in career goals list
A breakaway and a backhand goal for Ovechkin against the Sharks moves him past Mark Recchi in career goals with the 578th of his NHL career.
Grubauer makes two great saves
Philipp Grubauer makes an initial cross crease save, followed by another just a few seconds later.
Ovechkin threads a pass to Kuznetsov
Ovechkin and Kuznetsov play back and forth with the puck, and Ovechkin makes a nice pass through a few sticks to allow Kuznetsov to finish the goal.
Jay Beagle scores 14 seconds in
Beagle opens the scoring against the Rangers with a quick goal less than 15 seconds into the first period.