Capitals Daily News: Caps Gear Up for Tuesday Night Battle in Brooklyn

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After a three-day break for the holidays, the Capitals flew into New York City this morning and headed straight to Barclays Center in Brooklyn to prepare for tonight’s matchup against the Islanders. Puck drop is at 7:00 and you can catch the game on CSN. 

After advancing to the second round of the playoffs last season, the Islanders are basement dwellers in the Metropolitan Division with a 13-14-6 record and 32 points. However, the Islanders enter tonight’s game riding a two game winning streak with wins over the Bruins and Sabres. Get ready for tonight’s game with our game preview here.

The lines are similar to the game against the Lightning. The only difference is Nate Schmidt is in place of Taylor Chorney in the final defensive pair. Braden Holtby gets the start in goal against Jaroslav Halak. Zach Sanford was a scratch though he was sent down to Hershey on Dec. 23. The roster freeze occurs at midnight. Sanford was still skating with the team during this morning’s skate.

Caps Get Back to Work in Brooklyn (Mike Vogel)
With a 1-3 Record in Shootouts, Caps are Spending More Time Practicing It (CSN/Tarik El-Bashir)


  • Nicklas Backstrom is three assists shy of 500 assists in his career.
  • Braden Holtby carries a 12-2-3 record vs. the Islanders with a .928 save percentage and 2.18 goals-against average.
  • Holtby has earned a point in 14 of his last 15 games vs. Islanders.
  • The Caps have earned a point in 11 of their last 12 games vs. the Islanders and have earned a point in seven consecutive road games against NYI.


Barry Trotz

Matt Niskanen and Braden Holtby


By Michael Marzzacco

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