August 9, 2022

Three Stars: Washington Capitals 3, New York Islanders 2

Here are the DSP Three Stars from the Caps’ 3-2 overtime win over the Islanders on Saturday afternoon.

FIRST STAR: Braden Holtby was nothing short of magnificent, as his 30 saves — 18 in the final 25 minutes — were the instrumental factor in the win.

SECOND STAR: Brooks Laich’s assist on the Caps’ second goal was just part of his contribution, as he joined Tom Wilson and Jason Chimera in adding a team-high four hits.

THIRD STAR: Matt Niskanen tied the game just before the first intermission and provided a significant lift heading into the break, and Washington maintained a lot of that energy for much of the remainder of the game.

About Eric Hobeck

Eric Hobeck is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Redskins and Capitals. Eric contributes to high school sports coverage at He served as sports editor of The Rotunda at Longwood University for two years, where he was also the men’s basketball beat writer. He hosted a campus radio show for three years and called basketball and baseball games for the station’s award-winning sports team. You can follow Eric on Twitter @eric_hobeck.

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