John Carlson: The defenseman has one goal and 18 assists in 32 games played with 69 shots. His lone goal came in an Oct. 18 loss to the Ottawa Senators. He has collected four assists in his last three games prior to Wednesday night.
"Carlson has hit double digit goals seven times, including a personal best of 17 in 2021-22. His career low 1.5 shooting percentage is also bound to improve. Washington's offense will soon get a boost with Max Pacioretty's much anticipated debut. If he can remain healthy, he should also improve the Capitals' 29th ranked power play which Carlson is a major part of."
Tom Wilson: The right winger who usually is on the top line has all the tools of hitting and goal scoring that you need.
"A physical menace since entering the league in 2013, Wilson can always be counted on to bang away at opposing skaters, if occasionally in more questionable fashion. He also contributes to the scoresheet often. Presently skating on a scoring line and top power play with Alex Ovechkin and Dylan Srome, the 29 year old already has 10 goals and eight assists on 89 shots (prior to Wedneday's game). While he isn't putting up Evander Kane or Brady Tkachuk hits/production combo numbers, Wilson's additonal fantasy charm lies in his availability. There's a solid chance he's there for the grabbing in your own league. A worthwhile addition, especially if Ovechkin kicks it up a scoring gear, as anticipated. The Capitals' agitator is also good for an exceptional number of penalty minutes, season in and out."
Wilson has a history against the Islanders. He scored his first NHL goal against them and also had a controversial hit in the 2015 playoffs in the first round, a series that the Caps won in seven games at the Isles old barn.