The Islanders (13-14-6) look to extend their winning streak to three games as they welcome the Washington Capitals (20-8-4) to Brooklyn on Tuesday.
According to STATS:
- Washington blanked Tampa Bay, 4-0, at Verizon Center on Friday night, snapping its two-game losing streak in the process. The Caps have four shutouts total in 2016-17 -- tied for third most in the league.
- New York beat Buffalo, 5-1, at Barclays Center on Friday night, winning its second straight tilt since a season-worst five-game losing streak, December 10-18. The Isles netted just their sixth power-play goal of the season on home ice in their last game -- tied with the Avs for fewest of any NHL club.
- Washington has taken two of three from New York in 2016-17, including a 4-2 triumph in Brooklyn two weeks ago. Dating to the beginning of 2008-09, the Caps are 12-2-2 in their last 16 road tilts against the Islanders, including a mark of 3-0-0 at Barclays Center.
- John Carlson lit the lamp twice Friday night, recording just the second multi-goal performance of his NHL career (had two goals vs. Vancouver on December 2, 2014). Carlson has three markers and four assists in his last seven games (had zero goals and 10 assists in first 25 games of the season).
- Ryan Strome had a goal and a helper on his way to garnering first-star accolades in Friday night's victory. Strome has three goals in his last five skates (had two goals in first 25 games of the season).
- The Capitals are 18-0-0 when lighting the lamp at least three times this season -- best in hockey. The Islanders have allowed three or more goals 20 times in 2016-17 (tied for fifth most in the league).
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