2019-20 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round – New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals Game 1 Preview & Pick

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NEW YORK ISLANDERS @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS FACTS

When is New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals taking place? Wednesday 12th August, 2020 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals taking place? Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

What channel is New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals on? Most NHL matches are televised live on either Premier Sports or FreeSports in the UK, while certain matches are televised on BT Sport

Where can I stream New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals? If televised on Premier Sports or FreeSport, subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player. If televised on BT Sport, subscribers can stream the match live via the BT Sport Player & app

Where can I get tickets for New York Islanders @ Washington Capitals? This match will be played behind closed doors

NEW YORK ISLANDERS @ WASHINGTON CAPITALS PREDICTION

This seven-game series gets underway between the Islanders and the Capitals with the New Yorkers having a great record in the playoffs against their opponents winning five of the previous seven series. The last time they met came back in 2015 and the Caps won that series so little attention can be paid to their previous meetings. The Islanders overcame the Florida Panthers 3-1 in the qualifiers to reach the first round but they will need their D to be at their best against Alex Ovechkin and company. The matchup between Islanders’ defensemen Pelech and Pulock against Ovi could well decide the series. The Caps will also be desperate to get key defenseman John Carlson back and he is a game-time decision for this game. The Caps should raise their performance levels following their average results in the seeding round-robin and they can get the W in this opening game.

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