The Caps look to take the series lead as Holtby returns for Game 3. Get live updates here as you watch on NBC, then tune to CSN after the game for Capitals Postgame Live!
Eric Fehr has a history of shoulder injuries and he left Sunday's game with an upper-body injury.
To pump themselves up, Islanders fans took to smashing a Capitals decorated car prior to Game 3.

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How far will the Capitals go in the playoffs?

      4/16B. HoltbyIllness (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Sun, Apr 19
      Period 2, 12:16 left123Tot
      NY Islanders000
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      Series tied 1-1
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      4/19NYI9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET16:00 GMT12:00 北京时间9:00 MST11:00 EST20:00 UAE12:00 ET
      4/21NYI4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ET
      4/23vs. NYITBA
      4/27vs. NYITBA
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      4/17vs. NYIW 4-3
      4/15vs. NYIL 1-4
      4/11vs. NYRL 2-4
      4/8vs. BosW 3-0
      4/5DetW 2-1
      4/4OttL 3-4
      4/2MonW 5-4
      3/31vs. CarW 4-2
      3/29NYRW 5-2
      3/28vs. NshL 3-4
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      Capitals - Team News
      Michael Latta - C
      Michael Latta, Justin Peters and Andre Burakovsky will be healthy scratches in game three... Latta, 23, had no goals and six assists in 53 games this season. He is more of an energy player with a little bit of upside. Burakovsky was Washington's first round pick in...
      Apr 19 12:12PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby (illness) will get the start in Sunday afternoon's game three tilt against the... Holtby sat out game two because of the illness and the Capitals won without him, but they will be thrilled to get him back. Holtby was one of the better goaltenders in the...
      Apr 19 11:52AM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom found himself back on the first line in practice Saturday. Backstrom replaced Evgeni Kuznetsov between Alex Ovechkin and Joel Ward while Kuznetsov moved down to the second unit between Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer. Just an FYI...
      Apr 19 9:24AM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin said on Saturday that he thinks the Washington Capitals fans are louder than the... Well that ought to rile up the Islander faithful as Game 3 will be played in Nassau County Coliseum Sunday. "Tomorrow is going to be a more interesting game, a more...
      Apr 19 9:20AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby (illness) was able to practice on Saturday. That's great news for Capital fans as Holtby has been rock solid in goal for Washington this season. He was forced to miss Friday's game with the illness but Philipp...
      Apr 19 8:19AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      From the sound of things, Braden Holtby will be able to play for the Washington Capitals in... Holtby was too sick to play in Game 2, which Washington won, even if Philipp Grubauer had an up-and-down game. Even with a rocky first postseason contest for Holtby, the...
      Apr 18 3:34PM Read More
      Matt Niskanen - D
      Matt Niskanen had two assists on Friday. Niskanen did not have a good offensive season in his first year with Washington as he ended the season with four goals and 31 points after a 10 goal and 46 point effort with...
      Apr 18 10:27AM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves on 21 shots in Friday's 4-3 win over the New York Islanders. Grubauer was recalled from the minors earlier in the day because starter Braden Holtby is dealing with an illness. The young goaltender allowed a goal in the opening...
      Apr 17 10:18PM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom had one goal and two assists in Washington's 4-3 game two win over the New... The Capitals found themselves down 2-0 and 3-1 in the game, but they managed to claw their way back into the series with a big win on home ice. Backstrom picked up assists...
      Apr 17 9:52PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta will be scratched for Game Two against the New York... While Latta contributed just a single hit to the score sheet during his 5:16 of ice time in Game One on Wednesday night, Burakovsky has yet to see NHL playoff ice. That may...
      Apr 17 6:45PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      It's official, Philipp Grubauer will tag in for the sick Braden Holtby in Friday's Game Two... Tough news for the Capitals who trail in the series 1-0. But it is what it is, and Grubauer has played well for AHL Hershey this season. He's posted a 27-17-5 record with a...
      Apr 17 6:27PM Read More
      Tom Wilson - W
      Tom Wilson is projected to play alongside Curtis Glencross and Brooks Laich on Friday. Wilson was struck in the helmet by the puck on April 5 and consequently missed Washington's last two regular season games and Game 1 of the first round. However, he's been...
      Apr 17 6:26PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby is looking unlikely to start Game Two on Friday night against the New York... If Holtby can't go, it'll be Philipp Grubauer between the pipes instead. Grubauer has posted a 27-17-5 with a .921 save percentage and a 2.30 GAA in 49 games with AHL...
      Apr 17 6:20PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      It's beginning to look more and more like Philipp Grubauer will get the start against the New... Braden Holtby is apparently sick, and may be too ill to play. Grubauer has seen 20 NHL games during his brief career, posting a 7-6-5 record with 42 goals against on just...
      Apr 17 6:11PM Read More
      Riley Barber - W
      Riley Barber has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. Barber had 20 goals and 40 points in 38 NCAA games with Miami University this season. He was taken with the 167th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
      Apr 17 3:34PM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin81532881
      CNicklas Backstrom82186078
      DJohn Carlson82124355
      CMarcus Johansson82202747
      DMike Green72103545
      RWTroy Brouwer82212243
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov80112637
      LWCurtis Glencross71132235
      RWJoel Ward82191534
      RWEric Fehr75191433
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby7342472.22412010
      Justin Peters126463.25361
      * = Rookie Player
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