Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.
Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
And just like that, this back-and-forth series is heading back to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday with another swing in momentum.
Some fans of the Capitals say they had to put up with racist and homophobic remarks while attending Game 3 of Washington’s playoff series against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
The Isles have made it a point of emphasis to limit the amount of room the left-winger has to unload his lethal slap shot. They hope to keep him silenced in Game 4.
The Islanders came out like guided missiles to begin Game 3, launching themselves at everything that moved. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, the fourth line led the way.
Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn’t sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory.
Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals.
Islanders captain John Tavares echoed coach Jack Capuano’s message that they’ll need to be wary of a better Capitals performance in Game 2.
Jack Capuano’s message is simple: We’ll just worry about what we can control, thank you very much.
The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season’s final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.
In honor of their first-round playoff series with Washington, here are the previous six Islanders-Capitals series.
Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome and the Islanders showed that experience is not required for playoff success.