John Tavares scored a power-play goal late in overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
It’s been nearly seven weeks since Jack Hillen last took the ice for the Washington Capitals, missing game after game after game as a healthy scratch and relegated to watching his teammates from the press box or the dressing room.
Quinn played parts of nine seasons in the NHL and went on to enjoy a long coaching career. He coached the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs.
If you were a Washington hockey fan in the 1980s — especially a Russian hockey fan — you had to be a Dennis Maruk fan. He’s still the single-season assists and points record holder for the Capitals.
Buffalo won despite being outshot 44-26, getting a goal after a perfect bounce off the back wall and surviving eight shots from Alex Ovechkin — including one that banged off the post.