News and notes as the Capitals [13-11-2] visit the New York Islanders [8-15-3] tonight at Nassau Coliseum [7 p.m., CSN-plus]:
Will defenseman Dmitry Orlov finally get a chance to play for the Capitals tonight on Long Island? Will goaltender Philipp Grubauer get his first NHL start of the season?
Mikhail Grabovski and Eric Fehr made quite the team on Friday night.
Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth will not travel with the team to New York to play the Islanders after suffering an injury during pregame warmups on Friday night, coach Adam Oates said.
Every Caps fan knows Braden Holtby’s pregame routine. It involves eye exercises and a conversation with himself from the bench hours before the puck drops.