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Preview: Islanders at Capitals

The Islanders wrap up their preseason in Washington

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders wrap up their preseason on Sunday night, as they take on the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center (5 p.m., MSG+). 

John Tavares is making his preseason debut on Sunday, skating with the Islanders for the first time after winning the World Cup of Hockey. Tavares will skate with Andrew Ladd and PA Parenteau, a preview of the top line heading into the season. 

Jaroslav Halak is also in the lineup for the first time this preseason, as he went the distance in the World Cup, playing all the way to the final. 

Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal are also in Sunday's lineup, getting another look before the Islanders have to cut down their roster to 23. 

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby are all playing on Sunday for the Capitals. 

Full rosters are available below:

ISLANDERS ROSTER
FORWARDS
12 Josh Bailey
13 Mathew Barzal
15 Cal Clutterbuck
16 Andrew Ladd
17 PA Parenteau
18 Ryan Strome
25 Jason Chimera
27 Anders Lee
53 Casey Cizikas
72 Anthony Beauvillier
86 Nikolay Kulemin
91 John Tavares
DEFENSE
2 Nick Leddy
3 Travis Hamonic
4 Dennis Seidenberg
14 Thomas Hickey
44 Calvin de Haan
55 Johnny Boychuk
GOALIES
1 Thomas Greiss
41 Jaroslav Halak
CAPITALS ROSTER
FORWARDS
8 Alex Ovechkin
14 Justin Williams
19 Nicklas Backstrom
20 Lars Eller
23 Zach Sill
26 Daniel Winnik
43 Tom Wilson
65 Andre Burakovsky
77 T.J. Oshie
82 Zach Stanford
83 Jay Beagle
90 Marcus Johansson
92 Evgeny Kuznetsov
DEFENSE
2 Matt Niskanen
4 Taylor Chorney
9 Dmitry Orlov
27 Karl Alzner
44 Brooks Orpik
74 John Carlson
88 Nate Schmidt
GOALIES
31 Philipp Grubauer
70 Braden Holtby

 

 

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