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NHL: Washington 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)

Oct. 25, 2009 at 12:43 AM

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Brooks Laich scored a quick overtime goal Saturday to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders.

Laich deflected the game-winner at the 1:00 mark of overtime to cap a two-goal comeback for the Caps.

Keith Aucion and Mike Green scored in the third period for visiting Washington. The period began with New York up 2-0 on Radek Martinek's short-handed goal in the first period and Jeff Tambellini's backhander at 3:44 of the third period.

Green cut the deficit to 2-1 at 6:02 of the third period with a shot from above the right circle. Aucion tied the score with 6:52 to play on a wraparound shot that beat Dwayne Roloson.

Roloson had 21 saves for New York. Washington's Jose Theodore stopped 28 shots.

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