Game Preview: New York Islanders at Washington Capitals
|New York Islanders
6-5-3 (15 points – 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
7-7-0 (14 points - 3rd in Metropolitan Division, 8th in Eastern Conference)
Television: MSG PLUS
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring
Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
|2012-13 season series (2-0-1)
The Islanders took five of six possible points from the Capitals last season, going 2-0-1. The Islanders won the only meeting at Nassau Coliseum 5-2, but went 1-0-1 in Washington. Josh Bailey had a point in every game, notching two goals and an assist over the season series. Evgeni Nabokov appeared in all three games against Washington.
Apr. 4, 2013: NYI 1, WSH 2 SO - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
|Capitals player to watch
Alex Ovechkin - Forward
Ovechkin is off to a dynamite start in 2013-14, with 15 points (10 goals, five assists) in his first 12 games. The Russian superstar is a lethal sniper and his 10 goals are good for third in league scoring. Ovechkin missed the Capitals last two games, but practiced Monday and should be ready to go against the Isles.
• Blueline to goal line: An Islanders defenseman has recorded a point in 10 consecutive games.
• Vanek’s Tally: Thomas Vanek picked up his first goal as an Islander in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Boston. Vanek has three points in three games for the Isles.
• Scoring Leaders: Kyle Okposo (4G, 13A) and Frans Nielsen (8G, 8A), are among the league’s scoring leaders heading into Tuesday’s action.
|New York Islanders previous game lines
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Peter Regin - 15 Cal Clutterbuck
29 Brock Nelson - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner
46 Matt Donovan - 4 Radek Martinek
60 Kevin Poulin
20 Evgeni Nabokov
|Washington Capitals previous game lines
16 Eric Fehr - 19 Nicklas Backstrom - 10 Martin Erat
90 Marcus Johansson - 21 Brooks Laich - 20 Troy Brouwer
25 Jason Chimera - 84 Mikhail Grabovski - 42 Joel Ward
24 Aaron Volpatti - 46 Michael Latta - 43 Tom Wilson
52 Mike Green - 88 Nate Schmidt
27 Karl Alzner - 74 John Carlson
34 Alexander Urbom - Steve Oleksy
30 Michal Neuvirth
70 Braden Holtby
|Quote of the Day:
Head Coach Jack Capuano: