Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Eller Leads Capitals to Victory against Islanders

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL: Eller Leads Capitals to Victory against Islanders

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Lars Eller scored two goals, including the winner, and had an assist to help the host Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night.

Eller was arguably the best player on the ice, drawing two penalties and committing one as part of an eventful outing. The Danish center's play helped Washington escape despite being outshot 38-19 and 16-2 in the third period.

Braden Holtby made 35 saves, including many in the third while the Islanders were pouring it on. Taylor Chorney and Alex Chiasson each scored his first goal of the season for the Capitals.

New York's Anders Lee scored twice and John Tavares got his 12th goal of the season. Jaroslav Halak made 15 saves

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