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First-Round Schedule Announced

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders



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The schedule for the New York Islanders first round match-up against the Washington Capitals has been released.  There may be a limited amount of tickets that become available as each game approaches.  Stay tuned to islanders.nhl.com for more information. 

The Islanders [47-28-7] finished third in the Metropolitan Division standings, while the Capitals [45-26-11] finished second, claiming home-ice advantage. The series begins Wednesday with games one and two at Verizon Center, before shifting to Nassau Coliseum on Sunday for games three and four.

The Islanders and Capitals meet in the postseason for the first time since 1993, when the Islanders defeated the Capitals in six games.

The home team won all four meetings between the Metropolitan Division rivals this season. The Islanders edged twice in overtime, winning 3-2 on Thanksgiving Eve and 4-3 on Dec. 29. The Capitals scored a 5-2 win on Nov. 28 and won the most recent meeting 3-2 in a shootout on Feb. 21.

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