Washington Capitals Look To Cure What Ails Against New York Islanders Tonight

January 20th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
There will be an interesting battle to watch in tonight when the Washington Capitals travel to play the New York Islanders.

Both the Capitals and Islanders allow their opponents to score the game’s first goal at an alarming rate. One of these teams will add to this not-so-flattering stat tonight and it will probably not take long to see which one does.

The Capitals lead the NHL in allowing the first goal. 29 times this season and in six of their last seven, the Caps have trailed 1-0. Making matters worse for the Caps is they appear to be allowing the goals to occur very early on in the first period.

In Washington's last two games, they allowed the Flyers and Senators to score less than two minutes into the contest. The Caps may not be scoring like last year, but they still have enough talent to recover in half of those games to earn points.

They lead the NHL in winning games when trailing first with a 13-12-4 record. Unfortunately, the Islanders also surrender first goals, but they do not have the talent to recover when doing so.

Not to be outdone, the Islanders are tied f ...

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