The New York Islanders are set to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.
The Islanders are 3-1-1 and have the best record in the Eastern Conference.
The Blue Jackets are 1-2-2 with a 2.27 goals-against average and are looking to keep pace with the NHL’s playoff leaders.
The Isles have won four straight games and will have to play the Capitals twice to make it three straight in the series.
The Blue Jackets have scored a total of 26 goals in their last five games and have three more to play in the season.
They are 5-0-1 in their past eight games.