Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmerman drops the ceremonial first puck Saturday between Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (left) and Islanders defenseman Mark Streit. The Capitals went on to suffer their third loss of the season as turnovers and poor goaltending plagued Washington. (Associated Press)

Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmerman drops the ceremonial first puck Saturday between Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (left) and Islanders defenseman Mark Streit. The Capitals went on to suffer their third loss of the season as turnovers and poor goaltending plagued Washington. (Associated Press)