A visit from the Washington Capitals doesn't provide the ideal scenario for the New York Islanders to end their lengthy losing streak.
The Islanders look to avoid a seventh consecutive loss overall while trying to beat the Capitals for the first time in two years Saturday night.
After dropping its opener to Florida, New York (3-5-2) won its next three games - all at home. Since then, the Islanders have been outscored 20-7 during an 0-4-2 skid.
New York's 18 goals are the fewest in franchise history through the first 10 games of a season, and the Islanders have not scored more than two in any game during their skid.
They were shut out for the third time Thursday, losing 3-0 to Winnipeg. New York recorded 19 of its 34 shots in the second period.
"We need to do a better job when we have those opportunities," captain Mark Streit said.
The Islanders will need to take advantage of as many chances as they can while trying to snap a six-game skid to Washington (9-2-0...