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Stephen Nover's NHL Game of the Week

Stephen Nover's NHL Game of the Week

Washington vs. NY Islanders, 03/01/2019 19:00 EDT, Score: 3 - 1

Money Line: -105 Washington

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Win

The Capitals have a strong record in this type of matchup going 26-12 during their last 38 road games when taking on an opponent with a winning home mark.

Washington will be well rested having last played on Tuesday. Not so with the Islanders. They could be emotionally spent after blasting the Maple Leafs, 6-1, in front of a sellout crowd on Thursday in John Tavares' first game versus his former team after signing with the Maple Leafs as a free agent during last summer.

Despite that victory against the Leafs, the Islanders are 2-3 in their past five games. The Capitals are 8-4 in their last 12 contests.

The Islanders are likely to start backup Thomas Greiss in net after starting goalie Robin Lehner played last night.

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