New York faces Eastern Conference-leader Washington
Uniondale, New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host the Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals.
The Islanders are 8-6-1 against the rest of their division. New York has scored 19 power-play goals, converting on 18.3% of chances.
The Capitals are 8-7-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Washington ranks seventh in the league averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by John Carlson with 0.9.
In their last meeting on Dec. 31, New York won 4-3. Casey Cizikas scored two goals for the Islanders.
Carlson has collected 58 total points while scoring 13 goals and totaling 45 assists for the Capitals. Alex Ovechkin has totaled 11 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 6-4-0, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.8 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
Islanders: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: None listed.
Capitals: None listed.