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Caps Fall to Islanders in OT, 2-1

Game 4 is at Long Island on Tuesday

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    UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 19: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals carries the puck around John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

    Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who took a 2-1 series lead.

    The game was decided quickly in the extra period, and after the Islanders allowed the Capitals to tie the game on Nicklas Backstrom's goal with 6:06 remaining in the third.

    In overtime, Nikolay Kulemin's initial shot was stopped by Braden Holtby, who then tried to direct the rebound into the right corner. The puck went directly to Tavares, who shoveled it in before Holtby could cover the right post.

    Game 4 is at Long Island on Tuesday.