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Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders - 11/5/13

New York Islanders (6-5-3) at Washington Capitals (7-7-0)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Capitals -157 / New York Islanders +143 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds


New Metropolitan division rivals the Islanders and Capitals both come into Tuesday night's contest riding high with confidence. The Capitals followed up their dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers. That gets their record to 7-7-0 and puts them in great position in a division that's looking pretty weak right now. The team they're playing on Tuesday night might be one of their biggest competitors for one of the final playoff spots. New York is feeling great about themselves as well after two huge victories over the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins. Their victory against the Senators on Friday night was a wild one that saw them come from behind on multiple occassions but Saturday's win over the B's had them in control all game long. Thomas Vanek scored his first goal as an Islander and John Tavares and Andrew MacDonald also scored second period goals in the 3-1 win. This will be the third test in a row for this young Islanders club but they've shown they're up for those all year long. They seem to have a harder time getting up for some lesser teams but this shouldn't be the case on Tuesday. 

Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders - 11/5/13

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