UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov wasn't sure if he was going to get a chance in the shootout. When he did, he took advantage and sent the Washington Capitals back into sole possession of first place in the East Division.
Kuznetsov scored the deciding goal of the tiebreaker, giving the Capitals a 1-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
"The shootout is a lottery," Kuznetsov said. "I wonder if I get in, and then I got an open corner."