The Washington Capitals had tied the game in the third period on Saturday afternoon, finally creating some momentum for themselves at sleepy Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. But just as it looked like the Capitals might find a rhythm against the New York Islanders, they derailed their own efforts with penalties.

Of the final 11 minutes of a 5-2 loss, Washington spent 6 minutes 11 seconds on the penalty kill, thanks to a pair of minor offenses by Mike Ribeiro and a double-minor to Jeff Schultz. The only reason they didn’t spend more of that span short-handed was because Islanders star center John Tavares scored two decisive power-play goals.