“Washington” and “new York islanders” the first match of the series up to four victories was conducted in Toronto, where the matches of all teams Eastern conference.

In the first period failed to open the account. However, one important event has occurred. The forward “Washington” Niclas Bactrim was injured in the second 20-minute on the ice has not returned.

But without the “capital” took the lead. T. j oshie punished twice, “the islanders” for being rude, breaking the Russian goalkeeper Semyon Varlamov. Once in the lead, “Washington” relax a little and the curtain of the second period, allowed one goal win – scored and Jordan Eberle.

In the third period for the team, Ovechkin was a real nightmare. Anders Lee, Josh Bailey and Anthony Beville three times struck the gate of “capital”, setting the final score – 2:4.

the Goalkeeper “islanders” Semyon Varlamov reflected 24 throws from 26. The losers scoring pass on account of Evgeny Kuznetsov. Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Dmitri Orlov points scored. The overall usefulness of the four Russian players – “minus six.”

“We took the lead, and we had only to continue to play our hockey, – said after the match Alexander Ovechkin, quoted by the Washington Post. – But we somehow did it and got three goals. We will respect your mistakes, and in the second match play better.”