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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders downed the Washington Capitals 3-1 in Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, forcing a Game 7 in Washington, D.

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Scraping in Tampa

The Red Wings and Lightning got into in in the first period of Game 5. Goalie Ben Bishop ended up getting knocked down but looks to be OK. Game is scoreless and series is tied. Follow live


Red Wings at Lightning, 6 ET (Tied 2-2)

Tyler Johnson, at only 5-foot-9, is the top scorer in the series with 4 goals and 5 points. His Lightning are looking to take command of the series at home. Follow live

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Final: Islanders 3, Capitals 1

The Islanders rode an emotional Nassau Coliseum crowd to get the win. Washington is now 0-4 in Game 6s with a shot to close out a series in the Alex Ovechkin era. Game 7 is Monday in Washington. Box score


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Islanders ice the puck, followed by a huge collision between Orpik and Nelson. Faceoff next to Halak, 2:49 left in the 3rd. #CapsIsles

Isles takes lead on Kulemin's goal

Nikolay Kulemin scored off assists from Nick Leddy and John Tavares to put New York ahead 2-1 in the 3rd. Tavares absorbed a hard hit into the boards from Alex Ovechkin during the scramble. The Islanders are looking for their first win when facing elimination since 2002. Follow live


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Second intermission at Nassau Coliseum. Isles 1, Caps 1. Hopefully there's more than 20 minutes left in the building's NHL history.

Isles depleted D gets worse

Matt Donovan was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and is given a 10-minute misconduct. He leaves the ice, escorted by an official and seems livid. He slammed his stick along glass on the way out. Islanders still tied with Caps, 1-1.


Hit 'em up style

This Islanders-Capitals game has a hard-hitting feel early. One period in the books and the teams have already combined for 37 hits, many coming in Washington's zone. Game is tied 1-1 and Caps lead the series 3-2.


Caps even things up at end of the first

John Carlson ties the game at 1 with less than five seconds to go in the first. The Capitals lead the Isles 3-2 in the series. Follow live


Isles strike first

John Tavares fired a wrist shot into the net to give the Isles a 1-0 lead over Washington in the first period. New York is facing elimination today at the Coliseum. Follow live