Backstrom seals Capitals' 2-1 overtime win over Isles

Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) collides with New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) in the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) collides with New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) in the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (4/22/15)

UNIONDALE - (AP) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored 11:09 into overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night, and even their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.

Alex Ovechkin also scored and assisted on the decisive goal, which came off a faceoff to the right of the Islanders net. Backstrom dug the puck out in the right corner and worked his way up the boards.

He snapped a shot near the blue line that went through a crowd and sneaked inside the far post.

Casey Cizikas scored for the Islanders as the series shifts to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday.

It was the second consecutive game decided in overtime, after John Tavares needed 15 seconds to seal the Islanders' 2-1 win on Sunday.

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