- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 3, 2007

Today’s game


Where: Verizon Center

When: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: CSN, AM-980

Goalies: Islanders — Rick DiPietro (28-18-6, 2.67) or Mike Dunham (4-5-3, 2.90). Caps — Brent Johnson (5-10-6, 3.62) or Frederic Cassivi (0-0-1, 1.34).

Injuries: Islanders — Out: D Radek Martinek (leg fracture), D Joel Bouchard (hamstring sprain). Caps — Out: G Olie Kolzig (knee), RW Chris Clark (strained shoulder), RW Matt Pettinger (broken thumb), C Boyd Gordon (knee).

Corey Masisak

Notes: This is the third of four meetings between the teams. Washington has lost two straight games and five of its past 11 in a shootout. The Caps are 1-10 in them this season, but the one victory came against the Islanders. … Johnson did not practice yesterday, but it was just to rest. He has started eight straight games since Kolzig was injured. … The game will mark the return of Richard Zednik, who was traded to New York on Monday for a second-round pick in the 2007 draft. The Islanders entered last night in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 73 points, and made maybe the biggest move at the trade deadline, acquiring Ryan Smyth from Edmonton.

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