Metropolitan Division-leading Washington hosts New York
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders face the top team in the Metropolitan Division, the Washington Capitals.
The Capitals are 9-9-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Washington has scored 196 goals and is third in the league averaging 3.6 per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 40.
The Islanders are 9-7-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York has converted on 19.7% of power-play opportunities, recording 24 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Jan. 18, Washington won 6-4. Ovechkin scored three goals for the Capitals.
TOP PERFORMERS: John Carlson has recorded 65 total points while scoring 14 goals and adding 51 assists for the Capitals. Ovechkin has scored 14 goals over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 4-4-2, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Capitals: 6-4-0, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with a .883 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: None listed.
Islanders: None listed.