Live blog: Capitals play Islanders, make first visit to UBS Arena
The Washington Capitals are in Elmont, New York, to play their first game ever against the New York Islanders in the brand new UBS Arena.
Shortly before puck drop, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan was forced to make a flurry of roster moves due to COVID-19. Conor Sheary will not suit up while John Carlson was cleared and will play.
Vitek Vanecek will get the start for the Capitals while Semyon Varlamov will suit in net for the Isles.
The game is on NBC Sports Washington.