Game Day Preview: Islanders @ Capitals 

Photo: AP / Kathy Willens

The Washington Capitals wrap-up their 2016 preseason schedule tonight when they host the New York Islanders at Verizon Center. Puck-drop is 5:00 pm. 

Rosters for tonight’s game:


Today’s game marks the second of three games between the Capitals and Islanders in a 15-day span. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 on Oct. 1 in Bridgeport, Conn., and will face New York in the Capitals’ regular-season home opener on Oct. 15.

Former Washington Capital Jason Chimera will make his first appearance at Verizon Center after signing with the Islanders this past offseason.

Lars Eller (1g, 2a), Jay Beagle (3a) and Daniel Winnik (3a) lead Washington in points this preseason, Braden Holtby has posted a 1.53 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage and Philipp Grubauer has registered a 1.29 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage.

John Walton and Mike Vogel get you set for tonight’s final tune-up in their “Two-man Advantage”:


Caps prospect Jonas Siegenthaler has been released from training camp roster and will play for Zurich this season. Dealing w/ family matters.


All roster waivers made on Saturday cleared (were not claimed by other teams), including Stan Galiev.

All NHL teams will be required to reduce rosters to a maximum of 23 players by 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Barry Trotz has mentioned that he thinks the Capitals will roll with 22 players for the opening night roster.



“Capitals Today” for 10/9/2016 is here:
Mike Vogel’s game preview is here:

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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