How to watch Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders

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How to watch Capitals vs. Islanders originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Capitals came out flat in their final home game of the season Tuesday, losing to the Islanders 4-1 and a golden opportunity to move up the Eastern Conference standings.

As the playoffs near, the Caps will get a taste of what it's like to play a team in back-to-back games. They'll hit the road to take on the Islanders in a grudge match Thursday night and potentially regain some ground in the East's playoff picture.

Here’s everything you need to know before puck drop.

CAPITALS VS. ISLANDERS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals vs. New York Islanders

Where: UBS Arena, Elmont, NY

When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: Capitals vs. Islanders will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports channel finder)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals vs. Islanders on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the MyTeams app.

CAPITALS VS. ISLANDERS TV SCHEDULE

6:30 PM: Capitals Pregame Live

7:00 PM: Capitals vs. Islanders

9:30 PM: Capitals Postgame Live

CAPITALS VS. ISLANDERS WHAT TO WATCH

From NBC Sports Washington's JJ Regan:

"Ovechkin's absence was obviously noticeable and in no aspect of the game was that more clear than on the power play. Washington went 0-for-4 on the night and gave up a key shorthanded goal in the third." Read more.

From NBC Sports Washington's JJ Regan:

"The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Rangers 4-3 to win the Metro and lock up the top spot in the division. The Boston Bruins also won 4-2 over the Florida Panthers securing the top wild-card spot. With those two results, Washington can now play only the Rangers or Panthers in the first round of the playoffs with the Hurricanes no longer a possibility. If the Caps are able to pass Pittsburgh and take third place, they will play New York. If they remain in the second wild card, they will play Florida." Read more.

CAPITALS VS. ISLANDERS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Capitals: John Carlson, D (76 games, 16 goals, 54 assists): John Carlson is closing out the regular season on a heater, registering at least one point in nine of his last 11 games. The defenseman is taking shots with regularity while hitting his stride at just the right time.

Islanders: Brock Nelson, C (70 games, 36 goals, 22 assists): The Islanders' team leader in goals and points, Brock Nelson has had a career year at 30 years old in his ninth season with the Islanders. With the center signed through 2024-25, New York has to be thrilled with his numbers this year. Nelson missed Tuesday's matchup but could be available Thursday night.