The Washington Capitals’ last visit to Nassau Coliseum is one that Washington would like to forget: an 8-4 New York Islanders win on April Fool’s Day. That game was by far the Caps’ worst of the season — the defense was a mess and the team just fell apart. The Capitals arrived at the rink tonight looking for redemption on Long Island, but it wasn’t going to be an easy matchup.
After two games as a healthy scratch, Jakub Vrana has drawn back into the lineup. Jake the Snake said that he was disappointed to be out of the lineup for a few days, but hopefully he lets that fuel him tonight.