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Kolzig stops 30 shots as Washington top New York


Olie Kolzig stopped 30 shots in yet another impressive performance against the Islanders, and Brooks Laich snapped a third-period tie to lift the undefeated Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over New York on Monday.

The Capitals improved to 3-0 for the first time since the 2002-2003 season despite being outshot 31-12.

That was also the last time they reached the playoffs.

The Islanders were looking for their first 3-0 start since 2001, but were done in again by Kolzig.

The Capitals goalie, in his 17th NHL season -- all with Washington -- improved to 26-9-2 against the Islanders, which is the most wins he's had against any opponent.

Red Wings 4, Oilers 2

At Detroit, Mikael Samuelsson had a goal and an assist to lift Detroit over Edmonton.

Kris Draper, Chris Chelios and Tomas Holmstrom also scored for Detroit. Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg each had two assists.

Dominik Hasek made 18 saves for the Red Wings.

Shawn Horcoff and Andrew Cogliano scored the goals for Edmonton.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 shots.

Senators 4, Devils 2

At Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson got his second assist on Wade Redden's power-play goal 5:33 into the third period before he scored into an empty net to lead Ottawa.

Jason Spezza also got his second assist of the game as Redden put the Senators up 3-1, though only after a video review clearly showed that the puck had crossed the goal line before it was swiped away by New Jersey defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski.

Alfredsson scored his fifth goal of the season into an empty net with 48.7 seconds remaining.

Dany Heatley got his fourth goal of the season and Chris Kelly also scored for Ottawa, which is off to its second 4-0 start in the past three seasons.

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