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The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena. The New York Islanders look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Nelson leads New York with 36 goals, Mathew Barzal has 39 assists and Noah Dobson has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Ilya Sorokin has given up 117 goals on 1,577 shots faced, and Semyon Varlamov has allowed 86 goals on 951 shots.
The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 50 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 54 assists and John Carlson has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Vitek Vanecek has given up 98 goals on 1,091 shots faced, and IIya Samsonov has allowed 112 goals on 1,086 shots.
The Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 0-5 in their last 5 overall. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Islanders last 9 overall. The over is 18-6-2 in Capitals last 26 overall. The Islanders are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
The New York Islanders cant get out of their own way during this losing streak, and they’re getting waxed defensively. The Washington Capitals have been hot these last couple of weeks, and they’ve beaten up on the Islanders these last two seasons. Two teams heading in different directions. I’ll lay the juice with the Caps at home.