NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders and their fans could have been forgiven if the Islanders' first game against the Washington Capitals this season left them imaging what could be at stake the next time the Capitals returned to Brooklyn.
Unfortunately for the Islanders, they'll be in spoiler mode for the Brooklyn rematch on Thursday night, when the Capitals visit Barclays Center for the final time this season.
Both teams won their most recent games.
The Islanders snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the host Calgary Flames 5-2 on Sunday night.
The Capitals posted their second straight victory on Monday when star left winger Alex Ovechkin scored two goals -- the second of which was the 600th of his career -- in a 3-2 overtime win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. << Read more
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