4 Facts to Know for Islanders-Capitals

The Islanders return home to take on the division rival Capitals.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders

1 Home Cooking

The Islanders return to Barclays Center tonight where they are 8-1-2 this season.

They are 6-2-4 in their last 12 home games against the Capitals.

2 Last Time They Met

Doug Weight speaks with Shannon Hogan after the Islanders' 4-3 loss to the Capitals.

These teams played last month in DC with the Capitals winning 4-3.

Lars Eller scored two goals, including the game-winner at 16:39 of the third period to give Washington the win.

3 Eyes on the PK

The penalty kill continues to plague the Isles.

They have allowed at least one power play goal in seven straight games, bringing their penalty kill percentage down to 72.8% (30th in the NHL).

The task doesn’t get easier tonight, as the Capitals are converting on 21.2% of power plays, which is sixth best in the league.

4 League Leaders

Three of the five leading scorers in the NHL will be on the ice tonight.

John Tavares and Anders Lee each have 17 goals (tied for third), while Alex Ovechkin leads the league with 21.