WASHINGTON — Daniel Sprong scored 1:29 in, and the Washington Capitals shut out the New York Islanders 1-0 to win their first home game with fans this season.
The Capitals swept a mini three-game series against the Islanders and reclaimed first place in the East Division.
Vitek Vanecek made 18 saves for his second NHL shutout.
Alex Ovechkin missed a second consecutive game with a lower-body injury.
The Islanders were shut out for the third time in six games.