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Frenemies: Islanders vs Capitals 1/31/17

When you think of the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, there is a lot to look back upon. Some people remember the Easter Epic where Pat LaFontaine scored in the fourth overtime period to beat the Capitals in a game seven during the 1987 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Looking just a few seasons back, many think of the seven game series between the Islanders and Capitals where Nassau Coliseum was on the line. Since that series, a sereis the Capitals took in seven games, there has been an intense rivalry between these two Metropolitan Division opponents. However, just this past weekend, the rivalry was put on hold. Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin and Capitals’ goaltender Braden Holtby represented the Metropolitan Division at the NHL All-Star game alongside Islanders’ captain John Tavares. Together, the Metropolitan Division defeated both of their opponents (the Atlantic Division and Pacific Division) on their way to victory and a million dollar check. Tonight, it’s back to business for the Islanders and Capitals.

Weight a Second:

Doug Weight is 4-0-1 as the Islanders’ head coach as the Islanders return from the All-Star break with a six game point streak. They currently stand five points behind the Philadelphia Flyers with three games in hand for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Johnny Hollywood:

John Tavares had two goals and three assists in just two games during the NHL All-Star game. It was his fourth all-star appearance and he now has a total of seven goals through five all-star games. Despite the five point effort, Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers took home the MVP honors with a tournament leading three goals.

The Greiss is Right:

Yesterday, the Islanders signed goaltender Thomas Greiss a three-year contract extension worth $10 million. This season Greiss is 14-7-3 with a 2.25 goals against average, a .928 save percentage, and two shutouts.

Bye-Bye Brooklyn?:

A story came out from yesterday reporting that the Islanders were going to be kicked out of Barclays Center following the 2018-2019 season. Newsday’s Arthur Staple doesn’t see any truth to the news but click here for the link and click here for the article from

Lineup News:

Travis Hamonic, Thomas Hickey and Cal Clutterbuck were not on the ice for practice yesterday and neither was John Tavares who had an excused absence, most likely because he just came back from the All-Star game.

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