The New York Islanders will try to snap the Washington Capitals seven-game home winning streak Tuesday, as they visit the Verizon Center for an Eastern Conference contest (7 p.m. on MSG+). However, the Islanders (16-21-2, 38 points) chances of ending the Capitals' home success seem bleak, as New York has earned just one victory in the last 13 meetings against Washington (24-17-5, 50 points).
On Monday, the Islanders dropped a afternoon game versus the Nashville Predators, 3-1. The loss dropped New York to 2-4 in its last six games.
Luckily, forward John Tavares is on a hot streak that has featured him tallying five goals and 11 assists in nine games. And goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who expected to start after earning his 300th-career victory Sunday, has a 9-1-0 record and 2.18 GAA against the Capitals.
Meanwhile, Washington is 12-6-1 since they fired Bruce Boudreau for new head coach Dale Hunter, Nov. 28.