The Islanders struck early and piled on late in a 5-2 win over the Capitals up north.
Alex Ovechkin is aiming for his 700th career point when the Caps visit the Islanders. Watch them battle today at 1 p.m. on CSN.
The Capitals see Tavares and the Islanders for the first of three meetings this season at 1p.m. on CSN.
Since 2007, the sale of Courage Caps has raised nearly $322,000.