• Islanders answer Alex Ovechkin challenge to take 2-0 series lead

    Islanders answer Alex Ovechkin challenge to take 2-0 series lead

    Alex Ovechkin welcomed himself to the postseason Friday night, but the Islanders took a 2-0 series lead anyways. Barry Trotz’s crew withstood a two-goal game from the dangerous Ovechkin, finding a quick response to his second strike and imposing their will late to come away with a 5-2 win at Scotiabank Arena. Brock Nelson provided …