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Isles-Caps Preview: Forwards

A deeper look at the forwards matchup between the Islanders and Capitals in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals will go head-to-head in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. 

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Keys to the Series: Islanders vs Capitals

5 keys to the Islanders and Capitals First Round Playoff series

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals face off in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, starting on August 12. is breaking down keys to the series in advance of Game 1. Stay tuned to for news, features, video and more from the Isles-Capitals series.


The New York Islanders defense passed a test in stifling the Florida Panthers offense in the Qualifying Round. Their reward, an even bigger test in the Washington Capitals.

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Islanders-Capitals Schedule Announced

Islanders and Capitals to meet in First Round of NHL Playoffs

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The NHL released the schedule for the New York Islanders-Washington Capitals First Round series on Sunday night. All games will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Full First Round schedule is available here.

Game 1 | Wed. Aug. 12, 2020: Islanders at Capitals | 3 p.m. | MSG+, NBCSN, SN, TVAS

Game 2 | Fri. Aug. 14, 2020: Islanders at Capitals | 8 p.m. | MSG+, NBCSN, FX-CA, TVAS

Game 3 | Sun. Aug. 16, 2020: Islanders vs. Capitals | 12 p.m. | MSG+, USA, SN360, TVAS

Game 4 | Tues. Aug. 18, 2020: Islanders vs. Capitals | 8 p.m. | MSG+, NBCSN

Game 5* | Thurs. Aug. 20, 2020: Islanders at Capitals | TBD 

Game 6* | Sat. Aug. 22, 2020: Islanders vs. Capitals | TBD

Game 7* | Sun. Aug. 23, 2020: Islanders at Capitals | TBD

*if necessary

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Beauvillier, Nelson and Bailey Becoming Big Threat for Islanders

Line was dominant against the Panthers and hopes to keep the momentum going vs Capitals

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It was the line of Anthony Beauvillier, Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey who stole the show in the Islanders' best-of-five Stanley Cup Qualifying Series victory over the Florida Panthers. 

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Isles Day to Day: Isles to Play Capitals in First Round

The Islanders found out their first round playoff opponent on Sunday, Johnny Boychuk practices with team

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

Barry Trotz told the Washington Capitals they'd have to go through the Island en route to another Stanley Cup after recieving his ring in 2018 - and that day has come.

The Islanders will play the Washington Capitals in the First Round of the 2020 Playoffs, which officially begin later this week. The Islanders enter the 16-team playoff as the sixth seed after knocking off the Florida Panthers in a best-of-five Qualifier. The Capitals finished Round Robin play in third place with a 1-1-1 record after beating the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

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Pageau Wins Isles Ping Pong Tournament

The Isles started a ping pong tournament during their down time in the bubble

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UPDATE: Following their 3-1 series win over the Florida Panthers, the Islanders wrapped up their ping pong tournament and crowned Jean-Gabriel Pageau the official Boys of the Isle Champion. Pageau beat Adam Pelech in the final to take the title and also beat Devon Toews (quarterfinals) and Mathew Barzal (semis) en route.

Tweet from @NYIslanders: Your 2020 Boys of the Isles Ping-Pong Champion is @JGPageau!! 👏🏓🏆🏝

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Five Takeaways From the Islanders Series Over the Panthers

Five takeaways that stand out from the Isles 3-1 series win over Florida

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For the second-consecutive year, the New York Islanders are headed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Isles punched their ticket to the big dance with a 3-1 series win in their best-of-five Stanley Cup Qualifier victory over the Florida Panthers. 

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The Skinny: Gm. 4: Islanders 5, Panthers 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 4 win over the Panthers

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Qualifying Round Recap!

Relive the Qualifying Round win over the Panthers.

The Isles are officially Playoff bound, relive all of the action from their series win over the Panthers!

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Eastern Conference Qualifying Round Game 4
Isles 5, Florida 1
Isles win best-of-5 series 3-1

Anthony Beauvillier scored a pair of goals 3:38 apart in the first period to give the Isles a 2-0 lead and the Florida Panthers could never catch them, as the Isles advanced to Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with 5-1 victory over Florida in game 4 of their qualifying round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto

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By The Numbers: Islanders-Panthers

A look at some of the stats from the Islanders qualifying round win over the Panthers

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

The New York Islanders advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after beating the Florida Panthers 3-1 in a best-of-five Stanley Cup Qualifier. Visit the Islanders Playoff Hub for articles, highlights and more from the playoffs and for the latest news on the First Round. See below for some standout stats from the qualifying round.

3.25 - Goals per game. The Isles offense came to life, scoring 13 goals over the four-game series, up from their season total of 2.78 per game. 

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Big-Time Beauvillier

The Isles winger had an electric performance in the qualifying series and hopes to keep the momentum going

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C'est Beau. 

It was a sight that couldn't be missed; the goal light illuminated twice in the first period with rotating flashes of a scarlet beam projected onto the exhilarated celebration from Anthony Beauvillier.

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