Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (31-35-11) get ready to play the Columbus Blue Jackets (39-31-7) in NHL action on Sunday.
Capitals 4 ~ Islanders 3
The Islanders extended their point streak to a season-high seven games with the 4-3 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals. Frans Nielsen, John Persson and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders, who lost for only the second time in seven games.
2013-14 season series v Columbus (1-1-1)
The Islanders are 1-1-1 against the Blue Jackets this season. In their most recent outing, the Islanders blanked the Blue Jackets 2-0 at Nassau Coliseum. Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves while Cal Clutterbuck and Travis Hamonic scored a pair of goals for the Isles.
Bailey: Josh Bailey has six points (two goals, four assists) during a four-game point streak.
Grabner, de Haan Hurt: Michael Grabner (upper body) and Calvin de Haan (lower body) left Saturday’s game and did not return.
The Islanders and Blue Jackets game is set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m.