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Caps' chase for seventh straight highlights Tuesday

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The Washington Capitals, who have won nine of their last 10 games and six straight, will look to make it seven in a row as part of the NHL's eight-game schedule on Tuesday night.

The Caps conclude their four-game season series with the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. ET as the teams battle at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Isles had their six-game winning streak at home snapped on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to New Jersey.

Also at 7 p.m. ET, the Detroit Red Wings host the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena in front of a nationally-televised audience. Phoenix (29-18-5) resides in fifth place in the Western Conference with 63 points, while the Wings, who have battled injuries all season long, are right on the bubble. The game can be seen on Versus in the U.S.

Three other games also begin at 7 p.m. -- Los Angeles and Anaheim pay rare visits to Toronto and Atlanta, respectively, while the Columbus Blue Jackets host the Nashville Predators, who have lost three straight.

Thirty minutes later, the Ottawa Senators search for their seventh win in a row as they host the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Place at 7:30 p.m. The surging Sens (28-21-4) have moved into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers host the Montreal Canadiens.

In the final game of the night, the Chicago Blackhawks will battle the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place at 9:30 p.m. ET. Edmonton is winless in its last 10 games (0-8-2), while the Blackhawks (35-13-4) sit in second place in the Western Conference. The game can be seen on TSN in Canada.
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