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Capitals vs. Islanders Game Thread

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The big match-up of the week pits the Caps against the Islanders in a battle for first in the East

New York Islanders v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Caps did exactly what they needed to do last night, putting up a dominant win against a team that they should dominate - and in doing so, ensuring that all four lines and all defensive pairs are as well-rested as they can be heading into the second of back-to-back games. In fact, only Nic Dowd (!) and Alex Ovechkin cracked the 20-minute mark, and just barely, at 20:14 and 20:04 respectively.

So the Caps did their job to kick off the week... now they have another job to do. Bring on the Islanders.

More from today’s Clips:

  • Previews of tonight’s big-time battle between the Caps and Isles from Vogs and Peerless, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Lighthouse Hockey for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Looks like Daniel-san (and Islanders-fan-turned-Caps-fan-admit-it-Ralph) will be in the house for tonight’s throwdown. [NBCSW]

Have at it, babes!