New York Islanders (3-2-0, sixth in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (3-0-3, first in the East Division) Washington; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New York travels to Washington for a East Division matchup. Washington finished 11-12-2 in division games and 18-10-5 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Capitals scored 3.4 goals per game while allowing opponents to average 3.1 last season. New York finished 11-7-4 in division action and 15-14-4 on the road a season ago. The Islanders averaged 2.8 goals on 29.6 shots per game last season. The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season between the two teams. INJURIES: Capitals: Michal Kempny: out (lower body), Tom Wilson: day to day (lower body). Islanders: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Linus Ullmark stopped 28 shots in regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 43 on Sunday for just their second victory in six games this season.
Linus Ullmark endured a wave of emotions in less than a week since learning of his father's death at the age of 63. After stopping all three shots he faced in the shootout Sunday to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 for his first victory of the season, the Swedish goaltender felt a mix of relief and joy. ''It's been rough, definitely,'' Ullmark said.