John Tavares was clearly pumped up as the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 to force a Game 7 in a testy first-round series.
The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with a 3-1 win on Saturday in large part due to Jaroslav Halak's efforts.
Brock Nelson isn't just returning to the New York Islanders lineup, he's skating with Ryan Strome and John Tavares on the first line against the Washington Capitals in Game 6.
With their season on the line, the New York Islanders are keeping forward Anders Lee out of the lineup against the Washington Capitals in Game 6.
Look for Brock Nelson to return to the New York lineup on Saturday.
Do not expect to see Calvin De Haan (shoulder) in the Islanders lineup Saturday.
Nick Leddy had an assist in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
John Tavares registered an assist in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
Ryan Pulock might make his NHL debut in Game 6 of the Islanders' series against Washington on Saturday.
Calvin De Haan suffered an undisclosed injury during Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals.
Jaroslav Halak allowed five goals on 35 shots before getting pulled midway through the third period as the Capitals destroyed the Islanders 5-1 on Thursday night.
Josh Bailey's second goal of the playoffs was the only bright spot for the Isles on Thursday in Game 5, as Washington easily beat New York 5-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Updating an earlier note, Brock Nelson will indeed be scratched in place of Mikhail Grabovski on Thursday night for Game Five versus Washington.
Griffin Reinhart is expected to play in the place of Lubomir Visnovsky on Thursday night for Game Five versus Washington.
Forward Michael Grabner will be joined by forwards Colin McDonald, Eric Boulton, along with defenders Matt Donovan, Ryan Pulock in the press box for Game Five versus Washington.