Islanders eliminate Capitals with 4-0 win in Game 5

Islanders eliminate Capitals with 4-0 win in Game 5

TORONTO (AP) — Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Semyon Varlamov shut out the team that drafted him and the New York Islanders knocked the Washington Capitals out of the playoffs in the first round by beating them 4-0 in Game 5. The Islanders will move on to face either the Philadelphia Flyers or Boston Bruins in the second round. Coach Barry Trotz has now advanced in the postseason two years in a row since the Capitals opted to let him leave rather than giving him a raise after he led them to the Stanley Cup. Washington has bowed out in the first round in each of the past two playoffs under replacement Todd Reirden.

 

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