Washington at NY Islanders NHL Hockey Betting Lines, Odds & Vegas Predictions (10/04/19)
Washington Capitals at New York Islanders NHL Matchup
The Washington Capitals were familiar with all the hoopla associated with opening the season as defending Stanley Cup champions, having been through that a year earlier.
And after the St. Louis Blues raised their championship banner Wednesday night, the hosts took a two-goal lead in the opening eight minutes against the visiting Capitals.
But, relying on its experience, Washington settled down, tied the score in the second period and won 3-2 when Jakub Vrana scored 2:51 into overtime.
“It’s a tough game to come into to start the season: on the road, all the emotion,” Capitals defenseman John Carlson told reporters. “This wasn’t a regular regular-season game for this building, and rightfully so, against a really good team. They won last year and they’re just as good this year. So not a layup to start by any means, and I like how we did.”
TIME & DATE: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, October 4, 2019
LOCATION: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
TV CHANNEL: ESPN Plus, NBCS Washington, MSG-Plus
PROBABLE GOALIES: Samsonov (WAS) | Varlamov (NYI)
NHL Prediction: NY Islanders -130