WASHINGTON -- The left half of the net was wide open for Troy Brouwer. When he missed badly, putting his shot wide, he was so exasperated that he slumped his shoulders and looked to the rafters as play continued. It was that kind of game for both the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders, who seemingly tried to top each other in trying to find the best way to waste a scoring chance. Players whiffed on open one-timers, several shots hit the goal frame, and all 11 power plays had fruitless outcomes. Andrew MacDonald was the only player to find the target, scoring early in the third period Tuesday night as the last-place Islanders broke a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 win. "Were a desperate team," New York coach Jack Capuano said. "I thought our guys really worked hard right from the start. ... Weve been playing hard; we havent been getting results." MacDonalds slap shot from the point went past screened goalie Michal Neuvirth and just under the crossbar with 17:44 to play. Evgeni Nabokov, making his third start since returning from a groin injury, stopped 22 shots for his 57th career shutout. The Islanders scored only one goal for the third straight game -- but at least this time it was enough to win. "There was a lot of special teams. It was kind of a weird one," McDonald said. "You dont really want to play with fire too much against these guys and give them too many power plays, but fortunately we were able to draw a couple while they were on the power play and negate them." Neuvirth made 27 saves for the Capitals, who have lost 10 of 13 to tumble toward the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, only seven points ahead of the Islanders. Washington has been shut out four times this season, all at home. "Its not acceptable, the way we played tonight. Thats for sure," Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom said. Washingtons Eric Fehr hit the right post in the first period, not long before teammate Brouwers frustrating misfire. New Yorks Cal Clutterbuck hit the intersection of the crossbar and right post on a short-handed attempt midway through the second, and teammate Kyle Okposo put one off the right post later in the period. The Islanders were granted a rare short-handed penalty shot in the third period, but Michael Grabners attempt was saved by Neuvirth. Most significantly, the Capitals talented power play went 0 for 6. Alex Ovechkin had three shots on goal for the game, with four other attempts blocked. Washington coach Adam Oates said perhaps his team had "a little fatigue" and that veteran players need to stop taking unnecessary penalties. He also noted it wasnt the greatest performance by the Islanders. "I dont think they executed, either," Oates said. "Both power plays were pretty ineffective." NOTES: Capitals D John Carlson played in his 271st consecutive game, tying Calle Johansson for the longest streak by a defenceman in franchise history. ... Washington D Mike Green missed his third consecutive game with a concussion, and LW Aaron Volpatti sat out with an upper-body injury. NMD R1 Mens Sale . Still, Encarnacion felt a sense of relief. He felt a pop just before crumpling to the ground after running out a groundball in the first inning of Saturdays game. It could have been worse. “Its going to take maybe two weeks,” said Encarnacion. “It depends how Im going to be and how Im going to be day after day, feeling better or not. Ultra Boost 1.0 Australia .com) - Matt Duchene picked up the deciding goal early in the third period and added an assist, as Colorado escaped with a 4-3 victory over Dallas at Pepsi Center. http://www.nmdaustraliasale.com/. Off-Season Game Plan examines a team facing some challenging times as GM Bryan Murray tries to put together a roster for next season. Perhaps the first challenge facing Murray is that its expected he will be moving out Jason Spezza, a premier point producer who is about to enter the final year of his contract. Adidas Superstar White Australia .ca. Kerry, In the closing minutes of the second period of Game 4 between Pittsburgh and Columbus there were the remnants of two broken sticks behind the Pittsburgh net. NMD CS1 Australia . -- The Chiefs have signed seven players to reserve/future contracts, including running back Joe McKnight, a former fourth-round pick of the New York Jets.(SportsNetwork.com) - It may just be the right place and the right opponent for the Detroit Red Wings to snap their longest losing streak of the season. Losers of six straight, the Red Wings look to beat the Buffalo Sabres for the sixth time in a row at home as the clubs clash on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings have gone stone cold on the offensive side of things during an 0-2-4 rut. They have just six goals in that span and have lost four times in a shootout, including Sundays 2-1 setback to the Colorado Avalanche. Pavel Datsyuk got Detroit on the board with a power-play tally in the third period, and Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar scored in the shootout to answer two Colorado goals in the Avalanches first two chances in the tiebreaker. Detroits Petr Mrazek and Colorados Calvin Pickard then matched one another save for save until Jarome Iginlas goal to begin the ninth round. Pickard then made a right pad save on Brendan Smith to secure the victory. That dropped the Red Wings to 1-7 in shootouts this season despite 22 saves through overtime from Mrazek. I thought Mrazek gave us a great chance, Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. Anytime your goalie makes as many saves as he did, you have to find a way to score some goals. The rookie was starting in place of an injured Jimmy Howard (groin), but was unable to prevent the Red Wings from losing six in a row for the first time since an 0-4-2 losing streak from Dec. 7-17 of last year. Detroit last lost seven in a row earlier that season, going 0-2-5 from Nov. 7-19. The Red Wings hope to salvage the finale of a four-game homestand tonight and could opt to give Mrazek his first career appearance versus the Sabres despite Howards injury not believed to be serious. However, he is day-to-day and the NHL begins a three-day break on Wednesday, so Howard would get additional rest. Also a factor is that Detroit has not lost to Buffalo at home since Oct. 13, 2006, winning five straight meetings at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings also have won 14 of their past 16 at home in this series. The Sabres did snap an eight-game slide to the Red Wings with a 3-2 shootout win at home on Nov. 2 in the first of four meetings this season. Detroit forward Stephen Weiss is also possible for tonights lineup, having not played since Dec.dddddddddddd 12 due to a shoulder injury. He practiced without issue on Monday. Buffalo has followed up a four-game win streak with three straight losses, falling 4-3 to Boston in overtime on Sunday. The Bruins got the game-tying goal with 1:31 left in regulation, then potted the game-winner 2:14 into overtime. That denied the short-handed Sabres from getting the extra point as they went into the game minus Cody McCormick, Mike Weber, Torrey Mitchell and Tyson Strachan and Tyler Myers due to injury as well as Matt Moulson and Patrick Kaleta because of illness. The Sabres then lost two more forwards during the game as Brian Gionta exited late in the first period after taking a high and hard hit from Bostons Matt Bartkowski. Gionta appeared to get hit in the head by Bartkowskis shoulder and stayed on the ice for a few moments before skating off. Marcus Foligno then engaged in a fight with Bartkowski and suffered what is believed to be a significant upper-body injury, most likely to his hand. Yeah, I mean going down to three lines early and losing a couple more guys, just the way that the game ended youre disappointed, but the effort ... we couldnt have asked for more, Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. They gave us everything they had. Tim Schaller scored his first NHL goal, while Andrej Meszaros and Rasmus Ristolainen also lit the lamp for the Sabres. Schaller was recalled from the American Hockey League prior to the game and scored in his third career game. I used to go to games here growing up. I didnt even know how to celebrate, said the New Hampshire-born Schaller. Im excited to get the puck to my parents. Thatll be special for them. Jhonas Enroth stopped 33-of-37 shots in defeat. He also played the previous night and got the call again with Michal Neuvirth ill. It is unknown if Enroth will start again this game or if Nolan will give Neuvirth just his third start of the month. Enroth is 0-1-0 with a 1.89 goals against average and .936 save percentage in two games (1 start) versus the Red Wings while Neuvirth is 2-1-1 against them with a 3.10 GAA and .912 save percentage in four starts. ' ' '