The Washington Capitals are having a chance to avoid the best team in the league the Florida Panthers in the first playoff run and in order to that, they will have to win when the New York Islanders visit the Capital One Arena in Washington DC on April 26, 2022.
- Washington Capitals and New York Islanders
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 26/4/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington DC
Washington Capitals Stats & Form
The Washington Capitals are eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 44-23-12 record.
They have won 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Capitals are 29-13-5 in Eastern Conference games. Washington is sixth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.4 assists.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 50 goals, adding 40 assists and totaling 90 points. John Carlson has five goals over the last 10 games for Washington.
The Capitals are 7-1-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.5 goals, 7.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .893 save percentage.
Washington Capitals News
The Capitals will have all their players ready for the game against the Islanders.
New York Islanders Stats & Form
The New York Islanders are ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 35-34-10 record and are 20 points behind the Capitals even though they are right after them in the standings.
The Islanders have lost the last 5 games and are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Islanders are 13-9-2 against the rest of their division. New York averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Eastern Conference. Zdeno Chara leads the team serving 85 total minutes.
Adam Pelech leads the Islanders with a plus-18 in 75 games this season. Zach Parise has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.
The Islanders are 3-6-1 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.5 goals, 3.8 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with an .896 save percentage.
New York Islanders News
Scott Mayfield, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Cal Clutterbuck and Anthony Beauvillier will not play for the Islanders tonight.
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Head-to-Head Stats
The Washington Capitals have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Islanders including the last five.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have finished under 5.5 goals.
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders Betting Odds
The Capitals are big favourites to win the game with -125 odds to do so, while the Islanders are at 250. The draw is at 366.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -135 odds to go over and 109 for under.
The Washington Capitals are in the last spot that leads to the playoffs and even though they have clinched the playoff berth they will try to go one step up in order to avoid the Florida Panthers in the opening playoff round.
Washington has been dominating the Islanders in the past couple of years and in situations when they need this win and the Islanders are hurt with injuries, there is only one direction this game will go. The Capitals will win this one easily.