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
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.