Islanders deny Alex Ovechkin milestone in win over Capitals

Lahoma Whitelow

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WASHINGTON — Barry Trotz would’ve been Okay if Alex Ovechkin attained 700 targets as extended as his Islanders gained the recreation.

Thanks to Trotz’s trademark defensive construction, he didn’t have to be concerned about witnessing Ovechkin reach one more milestone.

The Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 5-three Monday evening and stored Ovechkin caught at 698 career targets. Trotz, the coach who gained the Stanley Cup with Ovechkin in 2018 and turned the offensive star into a better all-all around player, can now unwind and view record unfold from afar.

“He’s likely to get 700,” Trotz said. “I know he’s likely to get it and I’m a big believer he’s likely to crack (Wayne Gretzky’s purpose-scoring) record. I desire him luck because we really don’t participate in them any longer for the relaxation of the calendar year. But it was a big gain for us.”

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and

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