News 12 Sports Mailbag: Islanders vs. Capitals
News 12 is taking a look at the Islanders/Capitals first-round playoff matchup.
Kevin Maher, News 12 Long Island
OVERVIEW: I think this will be a tough physical series, but in the end I think the star power and playoff experience of the Capitals will win out. Plenty of ex-Bridgeport Sound Tigers on this Islanders squad, but that won’t be enough to counter the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby between the pipes.
PREDICTION: Isles coach Barry Trotz led the Caps to the Cup just two years ago and he will know how to game plan against them, but in the end, I like the Capitals in six.