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New York Islanders Celebrate Game 2 win

There just seems to be no way for the Washington Capitals to keep the New York Islanders down.

That was the case on Friday night in Game 2 after the Islanders rebounded from an early deficit and beat the Caps 5-2. Brock Nelson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and the Islanders padded the lead with two more in the third. Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves in the win.

Below are three takeaways from the Islanders Game 2 win:

Islanders Win Special Teams Battle

Talk about a turnaround from the first game, the Islanders were the better team on special teams. First, we have to start with the fact the Islanders played a clean game and allowed the Capitals to two chances on the man advantage. No one expected the Islanders to give up another seven power plays, but Friday’s effort returned them to the discipline they showed in Game 1 and Game 2 of the Qualifying Round where they allowed Florida Just three man-advantage chances combined.

The Islanders limited the Caps dangerous power play to just three scoring chances, according to Natural Stat Trick, and only one of those was a high danger chance.

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