The Washington Capitals (13-7-3) are back on top of the Metropolitan Division, thanks to a five game winning streak that has brought their season point total to 29. The Islanders (12-8-2) aren't too far behind, with 26 points to put them in a tie for third in the division. The Caps just faced the Rangers, and they will stay in the Empire State to pay a visit to the Islanders.
Both teams enter Monday's game hot, as the Islanders have won four of their last six contests, including two in a row. The Caps, as mentioned above, have won five in a row, and are playing their best hockey of the young season. Washington has outscored their opponents 20-12 during the course of their winning streak, and 26-17 as they've won six of their past seven.
The Caps have been particularly effective on the road, as they've won four of their last five games away from home and hold a 6-4-1 road record on the season.
The Islanders have played the Caps close in recent years. Washington holds a 5-4-1 advantage over New York in its last 10 games.
Here's how to watch.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS: HOW TO WATCH
What: Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders, Game 24 of the 2018-19 NHL Regular Season
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
When: Monday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Capitals vs. Islanders will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)
Live Stream: You can watch the Capitals take on the Islanders on the new MyTeams by NBC Sports App.
Radio: Caps Radio 24/7, 106.7 The Fan
CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS TV SCHEDULE
6:00 PM: Caps FaceOff Live
6:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live
7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Islanders (LIVE)
9:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live
10:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live
10:30 PM: DC Sports Live
CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS INJURY REPORT
Capitals: T.J. Oshie (RW): Upper body, TBD; Brooks Orpik (D): Lower body, LTIR; Evgeny Kuznetsov (C): Upper body, TBD
Islanders: Matt Martin (LW): Upper body, TBD; Casey Cizikas (C): Lower body, TBD
CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS PLAYERS TO WATCH
Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals: Realistically, Ovechkin could be our Player To Watch every single game. He's been especially hot in recent games, with five goals and two assists over the course of the last five games, all Caps wins.
Josh Bailey, LW, Islanders: Bailey doesn't lead the Islanders in either goals or assists (he's second in assists and tied for second in goals), but he does lead the team in overall points thanks to his well-roundedness. The 10-year veteran recorded a goal and an assist against the Hurricanes on Saturday, snapping a mini-slump in which Bailey had recorded just one point over the previous four games combined.
CAPITALS vs. ISLANDERS SERIES HISTORY
Number of all-time Meetings: 214
All-time record: Capitals lead the series 107-88-6, with 13 ties.
Last Meeting: Capitals won 7-3 and 6-3 over the Islanders on back-to-back nights on March 15 and 16 during the 2017-18 NHL regular season. Six different Caps scored in the second game to complete the sweep.
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