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Preview: Islanders vs. Capitals

The Islanders host the Washington Capitals in Bridgeport

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders host the Washington Capitals in Bridgeport on Saturday night at 7 p.m. 

The teams square off at Webster Bank Arena, home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders' AHL affiliate. The game will be broadcast live on MSG2 - Islanders Channel Listing

The Islanders are 1-2-0 in three preseason games, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Monday, but falling to the Flyers 4-0 and New York Rangers 5-2 in a pair of split-squad games on Tuesday. 

Five first-round picks: Ryan Pulock (15th - 2013), Michael Dal Colle (5th - 2014), Josh Ho-Sang (28th - 2014), Mathew Barzal (16th - 2015) and Anthony Beauvillier (28th - 2015) will play in Saturday's game. 

Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby is expected to make his preseason debut for the Capitals tonight. Full rosters are available below:

ISLANDERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
8 Steve Bernier
10 Alan Quine
12 Josh Bailey
13 Mathew Barzal
27 Anders Lee
47 Colin Markison
48 Connor Jones
52 Ross Johnston
56 Tanner Fritz
66 Josh Ho-Sang
71 Michael Dal Colle
72 Anthony Beauvillier
DEFENSE
6 Ryan Pulock
42 Scott Mayfield
44 Calvin de Haan
50 Adam Pelech
62 Jesse Graham
74 Patrick Cullity
GOALIES
30 JF Berube
33 Christopher Gibson
CAPITALS ROSTER
FORWARDS
10 Brett Connolly
13 Jakub Vrana
14 Justin Williams
16 Stanislav Galiev
18 Chandler Stephenson
20 Lars Eller
24 Riley Barber
28 Paul Carey
42 Brad Malone
72 Travis Boyd
83 Jay Beagle
87 Liam O'Brien
90 Marcus Johansson
DEFENSE
22 Madison Bowey
27 Karl Alzner
29 Chrisian Djoos
44 Brooks Orpik
55 Aaron Ness
78 Tyler Lewington
88 Nate Schmidt
GOALIES
41 Vitek Vanecek
70 Braden Holtby

 

 

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