at Washington 5, N.Y. Islanders 1: Rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Karl Alzner added a goal and an assist, and the Capitals took a 3-2 lead in their first-round series over the Islanders. Buoyed by a raucous crowd chanting, "We are louder!" in reference to some back-and-forth among players about which team's fans produce more noise, the Capitals controlled the action most of the evening after falling behind 1-0. Dominating despite zero points from stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Washington got goals from Kuznetsov, Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera in the third period, which it began leading only 2-1. The Capitals can end the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series by winning Game 6 at New York on Saturday.