The Washington Capitals drop the puck at Verizon Center for the first time this season when they take on the New York Islanders tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic.
The Capitals lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Penguins in the season-opener on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The Capital return home today to face former teammate Jason Chimera and the Islanders.
Here is everything you need to know about the Capitals vs. Islanders home opener.
When is the Capitals-Islanders game?
The Capitals (0-0-1) play their home opener against the New York Islanders (0-1-0) today at 7:00 p.m. ET
What channel is the Capitals-Islanders game on?
The Capitals-Islanders game is broadcast on CSN Mid-Atlantic. The coverage of Capitals-Islanders begins at 6:30 p.m. with Capitals GameTime followed by the game broads at 7:00 p.m with Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin. Caps Extra begins at 10:30 p.m. ET following the game. (CSN channel Finder)
What are the lines for the Capitals-Islanders game?
Based on the morning skate, here are the projected lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Andre Burakovsky
Zach Sanford - Lars Eller - Justin Williams
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen
Dmitry Orlov - John Carlson
Brooks Orpik - Nate Schmidt
Braden Holtby to start, Philipp Grubauer backup
Scratches: Brett Connolly, Taylor Chorney
Capitals Rock the Red Carpet pregame event:
CSN will be live streaming the Rock The Red Carpet event from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on CSN Mid-Atlantic's Live Stream page. You can also watch the red carpet event via the CSN Mid-Atlantic Facebook Live post embedded below. The event will feature red carpet interviews with Capitals players as the arrive to the arena, along with former Capitals stars and CSN Mid-Atlantic analysts.
Live from Capitals #RockTheRed Carpet
It's finally here! The Washington Capitals home opener is tonight vs. the Isles and we're live from the #RockTheRed Carpet at Verizon Center to bring you all the pre-game excitement.Posted by NBC Sports Washington on Saturday, October 15, 2016
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