The New York Islanders were too much for the Capitals to handle on April Fool’s Day, as a complete lapse in defensive prowess enabled the Isles to double-up Washington in an 8-4 victory. Thursday’s loss in Nassau Coliseum now has the Caps in a three-way tie for first place in the division with the Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are just starting to hit their hot streak.
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First place in the division is within the Capitals’ reach, but the New Jersey Devils stand in their way. New Jersey will take on Washington on Friday night, and here’s everything you need to know about the contest:
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What: Washington Capitals vs. New Jersey Devils
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
When: Friday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. ET