Habs Best Road-Weary Islanders 3-1

Ovechkin, Capitals take down Sens, Blue Jackets skate past Canucks
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 12:34 AM CST
Montreal Canadiens' Alex Kovalev (27) skates away from New York Islanders' Chris Campoli during the third period of an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tomas Plekanec netted two goals for the Montreal Canadiens to help the Habs beat the New York Islanders 3-1 at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders had just returned from a successful 2-1-2 road trip but look sluggish on their home ice; Cristobal Huet needed to stop only 17 shots to earn the victory. Richard Park scored the Islanders' lone tally, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin scored on a third period power play to break a 2-2 tie with Ottawa. The Capitals won the game 4-2, sweeping the season series with the Senators.
  • Pascal Leclaire recorded 25 saves as Columbus beat Vancouver 3-2 and set a franchise record with their sixth consecutive home victory.