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BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The Islanders dropped their final preseason game at Barclays Center, 3-1, to the Washington Capitals. New York now has just one game remaining before the regular season opens Oct.?9 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Monday's game was far from thrilling, but once again it gave us another look into what the team will be like once these games finally count. So here are a few things we learned:

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WASHINGTON -- Entering Thursday's Game 5 between the Islanders and Washington Capitals, there was an expectation someone was going to drop the gloves with Tom Wilson. However, it's hard to imagine anyone had Anders Lee as the Islanders' player that would fight him.

But that's exactly what happened 5:48 into the first period of the game. Lee and Wilson got tangled up near the Capitals bench and then the gloves were off.

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The Islanders weren't any less upset Wednesday morning than they were the night before about Tom Wilson's questionable hit on Lubomir Visnovsky.

Much of Wednesday's post-practice media availability was spent discussing and dissecting the hit that occurred in the second period. Wilson laid a crushing hit on Visnovsky along the end boards Tuesday night in Game 4 that sent the Islanders defenseman to the locker room. It was the second game in a row a Capitals player hit Visnovsky and sent him off the ice. Except this time, he didn't return.

The team did not have any update on Visnovsky's status after practice and he is not expected to play Thursday's Game 5 in Washington with the series tied at 2. Several players were very vocal about on the hit.

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Kyle Okposo didn't mince his words when talking about the hit that Washington Capitals' forward Tom Wilson laid on Lubomir Visnovsky in the second period of Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss.

The questionable hit occurred 5:54 into the second period as the Islanders' defenseman was trying to play the puck behind his own net. Visnovsky did not have full control of the puck and Wilson caught him in the face with his shoulder as he came flying in for the hit. Wilson was given a two-minute charging penalty and Visnovsky left the game and did not return.

"He's an idiot," Okposo said, referring to Wilson. "The guy runs around and he just hits reckless. He leaves his feet and there's no place for that."

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