National Hockey League Playoff Game Capsules

Uniondale, NY ( - John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. Off the opening faceoff of overtime, Johnny Boychuk blasted the puck into the Washington zone. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloved the shot and decided to move the puck to defenseman John Carlson, who tried to play the puck up the boards to a teammate. The pass went right to New York's Nick Leddy at the left point and, with a Washington player closing in, fired a shot that was tipped by Nikolay Kulemin. Holtby made a nice save with his left pad, kicking the puck away, but Tavares was able to knock in the rebound and send the crowd at Nassau Coliseum into a frenzy. Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for the Islanders, who grabbed a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. They will host Game 4 on Tuesday. Holtby, back between the pipes after missing Game 2 with an illness, stopped 40 shots.

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