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Nick Wass, Associated Press
Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29), of the Czech Republic, defends the goal against New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, in Washington.

WASHINGTON — Evgeni Nabokov stopped 17 shots to hand the Washington Capitals their first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders got two goals from PA Parenteau in a 3-0 victory Tuesday night.

The last-place Islanders ended Washington's seven-game, home winning streak and denied the Capitals' bid to move past idle Florida into first place in the Southeast Division.

It was the 51st career shutout for the 36-year-old Nabokov and first with New York. He has 301 career wins, including eight this season.

Playing the last of back-to-back games and for the fourth time in six days, the Islanders converted three of 28 shots against Tomas Vokoun, who came in 14-3 with a 2.03 goals-against average in 17 starts at home.