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Islanders v Capitals 2/4/14

Here are some notes for the New York Islanders (21-28-8) as the guys are on the road getting ready to take on the Washington Capitals (25-22-9) in NHL action on Tuesday.

LAST GAME

1/31/14: NYI 1 at NYR 4

The Islanders had 39 shots and 63 total attempts, but could only beat Henrik Lundqvist once, as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the New York Rangers on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Islanders and Capitals play Game 3 of their four-game season series tonight. Washington won the first two meetings of 2013-14, including an overtime decision in the last match up on Nov. 30. The Isles are 4-1-5 in their last ten games against the Caps.

TEAM NOTES:

Road Warriors: The Isles are 9-3-0 in their last 12 road games.

Career Highs: With 25 games to play, Kyle Okposo has matched or exceeded his career highs in goals, assists and points. Frans Nielsen has surpassed his previous career high of 17 goals.

Hot Hand: Kyle Okposo has points in seven of his last eight games (5g/7a). Okposo has 12 goals and 12 assists in his last 17 games.

January Record: The Islanders went 8-6-1 in January. It was the first time since 2003 that the Isles earned eight wins in January and matched their most January wins since they earned nine in 1990.

MILESTONE WATCH:

Kyle Okposo – 4 goals shy of 100

Josh Bailey – 5 assists shy of 100

The Islanders and Capitals game is set to air on the NBCSN Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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