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The Isles have always played the Caps close. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Uniondale, New York, this afternoon to take on the Islanders as they play the first of two back-to-back games on the weekend. New York, who lost their last game against the Rangers on Thursday, are 10-11-3 and 4-4-2 over their last ten. Their record gives them 23 standings points and places them fourth in the Atlantic Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference, three points out of a playoff spot. The Caps, who have won three in a row and eight of 11, are 10-11-1 for 21 standings points, which places them third in the Southeast Division and 12th in the Conference.
Evgeni Nabokov is likely to start for the Isles this evening after making 35 saves on 37 shots during that losing effort against the Rangers earlier this week. Nabokov has posted a 2.92 GAA, .904 save percentage, and one shutout in his 20 starts. Outside the crease, the Isles will be only missing one player – defenseman Ma...
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TORONTO (March 8, 2013) -- New York Islanders assistant coach Brent Thompson has been suspended for two games as a result of being assessed a Game Misconduct under Rule 39.5 for inappropriate and abusive comments he directed at the on-ice officials following NHL Game #341 against the New York Rangers on March 7, the National Hockey League announced today.
John Tavares scored two power-play goals in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 win over Washington, ending the Capitals' three-game winning streak.
Tavares scored his 15th goal at 12:13 and his team-leading 16th - the 100th of his career - three minutes later, and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for the Islanders. Josh Bailey, Casey Cizikas and Frans Nielsen...
The NHL trade deadline is Wednesday, April 3, which means we’re officially less than one month away. It could be an odd trade deadline given the fact that we’re dealing with a shortened season. A lot of teams are still trying to figure out whether they are going to become competitive or whether it’s best to give up the short-term goals and focus on the future.
On that note...
After splitting the first two contests at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders renewed their love affair at the Nassau Coliseum for the first time this season. With only two points separating these interstate rivals, the Islanders on the outside looking in for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, points [...]
New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
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Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
The New York Rangers (11-8-2) visit the New York Islanders (10-11-2) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
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