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.
For more on the Islanders, check out the SB Nation blog Lighthouse Hockey, while Jaspers Rink has everything on the Capitals.
New York Islanders
@ Washington Capitals
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
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