Islanders take losing streak into matchup with the Capitals
Sat, Nov 11, 2023
NHL News (AP)
Washington Capitals (6-4-2, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders (5-4-3, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Islanders -188, Capitals +155; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders look to stop their three-game slide when they play the Washington Capitals.
New York has a 2-0-2 record in Metropolitan Division games and a 5-4-3 record overall. The Islanders have a -5 scoring differential, with 31 total goals scored and 36 allowed.
Washington has a 3-2-0 record in Metropolitan Division play and a 6-4-2 record overall. The Capitals have gone 1-0-2 in games decided by a goal.
The teams square off Saturday for the second time this season. The Islanders won 3-0 in the last meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bo Horvat has four goals and five assists for the Islanders. Noah Dobson has five goals and six assists over the past 10 games.
Alexander Ovechkin has two goals and seven assists for the Capitals. Dylan Strome has six goals over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-4-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.5 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Capitals: 5-3-2, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Islanders: Adam Pelech: day to day (lower body).
Capitals: Joel Edmundson: out (hand), Nicklas Backstrom: out (personal), Martin Fehervary: day to day (lower-body), Anthony Mantha: out (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles), Trevor van Riemsdyk: out (lower body), Darcy Kuemper: day to day (undisclosed).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar."