New York in action against Washington following overtime victory
Washington Capitals (31-28-7, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (34-25-8, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host the Washington Capitals after the Islanders took down the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime.
New York has gone 34-25-8 overall with a 13-5-1 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Islanders have a 14-6-3 record in games decided by a goal.
Washington is 31-28-7 overall with a 10-6-2 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Capitals have a 28-4-3 record in games they score three or more goals.
Saturday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bo Horvat has 36 goals and 27 assists for the Islanders. Anders Lee has scored seven goals with three assists over the last 10 games.
Dylan Strome has 15 goals and 30 assists for the Capitals. Tom Wilson has five goals and two assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-2-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.
Capitals: 3-6-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.
INJURIES: Islanders: Jean-Gabriel Pageau: out (upper-body), Mathew Barzal: out (lower body), Cal Clutterbuck: out (upper body).
Capitals: Nick Jensen: day to day (upper body), Carl Hagelin: out (hip), John Carlson: out (face), Connor Brown: out (lower body), Martin Fehervary: day to day (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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