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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Tom Wilson #43 and Radko Gudas #33 of the Washington Capitals combine to hold off Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders during the second period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Tom Wilson #43 and Radko Gudas #33 of the Washington Capitals combine to hold off Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders during the second period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 16: Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Players to Watch

Nick Leddy

One of the Islanders most consistent players over the past two seasons is Nick Leddy. His great skating and vision, with the puck, makes him one of the best defenseman on the Islanders.

So far this season, Leddy has had three goals, 16 assists for 19 points and has had a +9 plus/minus. He has also averaged 21:00 of Ice time per game. (NHL)

With Ryan Pulock, potentially not being 100%, Leddy is the Islanders player to watch. His skating, vision and increased role may make the difference in tonight’s game.

Islanders: Pulock Suffers injury late in Saturday night's game. Related Story

Alex Ovechkin

When you think about the Capitals, the first name that comes to mind is their captain and MVP, Alex Ovechkin.

Ovechkin has 40 goals, 17 assists for 57 points. He also has a whopping 12 power-play goals.

Tonight is all about 700! Ovechkin is two goals shy of reaching 700 for his career. When “The Great 8” has a goal in mind, he usually cannot be stopped.

Let’s see if the Isles can stop Ovechkin from reaching 700 career goals!

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