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Islanders, Capitals engage in another playoff series

Not much has gone according to plan in 2020, but the NHL playoffs are bringing at least one slice of normalcy: An Eastern Conference series between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders.

The Metropolitan Division rivals and frequent playoff combatants will once again meet in the postseason beginning Wednesday afternoon, when the Capitals and Islanders face off in Game 1 of the quarterfinals in Toronto.

The Capitals, who led the Metropolitan and had the third-best record in the East when the regular season ended March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be the third seed after going 1-1-1 in round-robin play last week.

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Leaders
Points: J. Carlson75
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny19
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin311
PIM: B. Dillon104
Win: B. Holtby25
Shutouts: I. Samsonov1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 236 (4)
Shots: 2206 (15)
PP%: 19.4% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 699 (5)
Assists: 382 (9)
SH Goals: 6 (17)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-Washington 41 20 8 90
x-Philadelphia 41 21 7 89
x-Pittsburgh 40 23 6 86
x-Carolina 38 25 5 81
x-Columbus 33 22 15 81
x-NY Islanders 35 23 10 80
x-NY Rangers 37 28 5 79
New Jersey 28 29 12 68
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 212 (17)
Shots Against: 2084 (26)
PK%: 82.6% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 656 (9)
Shutouts: 1 (30)
Sv%: 0.898 (28)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/7 A. Protas Assigned to European Team Dinamo Minsk-KHL
8/4 D. Riat Assigned to European Team EHC Biel-Switzerland
7/26 S. Gersich Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
7/26 C. McMichael Sent to minors London-OHL
7/12 D. Sprong Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 A. Alexeyev Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 M. Fehervary Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 T. Lewington Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
7/12 S. Gersich Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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