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Capitals vs. Islanders: Time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

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Capitals vs. Islanders: Time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Capitals will play host to the New York Islanders on New Year's Eve in hopes of rebounding after a rough loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. Washington is 3-3 over its last six games but will aim to close 2019 on a high note with the rival Islanders in town.

New York, which entered play Sunday ranked third in the Metropolitan Division with 49 points, faces the Minnesota Wild to start the week before heading to the nation's capital on Tuesday.

These two teams have faced each other since the season opener, when the Capitals won 2-1 on the road.

Here’s everything you need to know before the puck drops Tuesday afternoon.

Capitals vs. Islanders: How to watch

What: New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

TV channel: NBC Sports Washington (channel finder)

Live stream: The game is available on NBC Sports Washington’s live stream page or you can stream on a mobile device with the MyTeams app.

Radio: Caps Radio 24/7 or 106.7 The Fan

Capitals-Islanders TV Schedule:

12:00 p.m.: Caps Faceoff Live

12:30 p.m.: Caps Pregame Live

1:00 p.m.: Capitals at Blue Jackets

3:30 p.m.: Caps Postgame Live

4:00 p.m.: Caps Overtime Live

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Braden Holtby, Tom Wilson make strong statements in support of Black Lives Matter protesters

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Braden Holtby, Tom Wilson make strong statements in support of Black Lives Matter protesters

As protests have taken place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to raise the issue of racial injustice in the U.S., Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and forward Tom Wilson have mulled how to use their platforms in order to help the cause.

On Wednesday, both veteran stars released statements voicing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been in the national spotlight since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in an arrest that was captured on video May 25.

Holtby, whose wife Brandi posted a message on Twitter from both of them Tuesday, encouraged protestors to continue spreading their message and ridiculed the country’s current climate for its “injustice and hatred infused power.”

Wilson vowed to donate to the East Of The River Mutual Aid Fund and the Fort Dupont Cannons, who are based in D.C. and known to be the oldest minority hockey program in the U.S. He closed out his statement by writing, “I am contributing to these funds today, but I am committing to learn, to listen and to support going forward.”

Holtby and Wilson were the latest Capitals to weigh in on the protests after defenseman John Carlson committed to being “a part of the solution” and forward Alex Ovechkin called for everyone to “respect and love each other no matter what we look like.”

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

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Former Capitals forward Brett Connolly offers options to take tangible action against racism

The senseless murder of George Floyd has shed light on the racism that still exists within America. In the wake of his tragic death, there are many who want to take action but are not sure how. Brett Connolly is here to help.

The former Capitals forward tweeted out a heartfelt message on Tuesday in response to a Tweet from J.T. Brown.

Connolly then took the extra step of Tweeting out a number of ways to take tangible action against racism including organizations you can support and donate to, places you can contact and movies you can watch to learn more.

Connolly was largely a soft-spoken player in his three seasons in Washington, but he did decline an invite to the White House extended to the Capitals as Stanley Cup champions. Connolly would not go into detail on why.

Connolly left Washington as a free agent in the summer and is in his first season with the Florida Panthers.

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