Islanders start season against the Capitals
Washington Capitals (1-0-0, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. New York Islanders
Uniondale, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders open the season at home against the Washington Capitals on Friday.
New York went 48-27-7 overall and 18-9-1 in Metropolitan Division games in the 2018-19 season. The Islanders recorded 372 assists on 223 total goals last season.
Washington went 48-26-8 overall and 33-14-5 in Eastern Conference play in the 2018-19 season. The Capitals averaged 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists per game last season.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
Islanders Injuries: Casey Cizikas: day to day (lower body).
Capitals Injuries: None listed.