(SportsNetwork. Kendrys Morales Jersey .com) - The New York Islanders have lost ground in the NHL playoff race during a five-game slide and the club may have more bad news coming down the pike. But first, the struggling club hopes to avoid a sixth consecutive setback on Tuesday when it visits the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Watch the Islanders vs. Capitals live tonight on TSN2 at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. In addition to posting an 0-4-1 record during its current slide, the Isles are also having difficulty convincing winger Thomas Vanek to stay with the club and New York may wind up trading the Austrian winger. According to a report Monday in Newsday, Vanek, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July, has turned down a "substantial contract offer" from the Isles. The report also says New York general manager Garth Snow is fielding offers from teams looking to acquire the 30-year-old forward. Vanek was acquired from Buffalo in a trade on Oct. 27 and he has 15 goals and 38 points in 41 games with the Islanders after becoming part of a formidable top line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. If Vanek is dealt by the Isles, it will turn out to be a costly rental for the club. New York sent winger Matt Moulson to the Sabres along with a first-round pick in this summers draft as well as a second-rounder in 2015 to land Vanek. The NHL trade deadline for this season is March 5. The Islanders went 10-3-0 from Dec. 29-Jan. 21 before losing five in a row. The clubs last two losses came against the rival New York Rangers, who posted a 2-1 regulation win over the Isles in last Wednesdays outdoor game at Yankee Stadium before notching a 4-1 home win Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Derick Brassard and Brad Richards scored less than three minutes apart in the third period to support a strong effort from Henrik Lundqvist in the Rangers win over the Isles at MSG. Okposo had the lone score for the struggling Islanders, while Evgeni Nabokov stopped 33-of-36 chances in defeat. "We just looked like we ran out of gas," Tavares said. "We just didnt seem to have that extra gear when we needed it." With 50 points, the Isles are currently 13th out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference and 12 points out of a playoff spot. Including tonights tilt, New York has three games left before the NHL breaks for the Winter Olympics. After visiting Washington on Tuesday, the Isles will host Calgary and Colorado on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. After losing seven in a row from Jan. 12-24, Washington has recorded three wins over its last five games and is 3-1-1 during that stretch. The Capitals split a home-and-home series with Detroit over the weekend, losing Fridays road portion against the Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout before taking Sundays wild 6-5 overtime decision at the Verizon Center. Alex Ovechkin scored a power-play goal 2:37 into overtime to lift the Capitals to Sundays entertaining matinee battle in D.C. Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith was called for tripping at the 1:26 mark of the extra session. The Capitals moved the puck around and John Carlson fed Ovechkin for a one-timer from the left circle. Ovechkin has scored seven times over his last nine games and he is leading the NHL with 39 goals. His next goal will give Ovechkin 40 or more markers in a season for the sixth time in his career and for the first time since he posted 50 in 2009-10. Joel Ward registered two goals and one assist on Sunday and Jason Chimera added a goal and two helpers for the Capitals, who overcame blowing a trio of two-goal leads to win for the third time in their last 12 games. "We came out great and they never gave up; they are a really good hockey team," said Washington head coach Adam Oates. Michal Neuvirth picked up the win despite surrendering five goals on 30 shots. The Capitals expect to be without defenseman Mike Green for a third straight game after he suffered a concussion last week against Columbus. Green tried to practice on Monday, but he left for the dressing room after 10 minutes. Washington forwards Mikhail Grabovski (sprained left ankle), Brooks Laich (groin), Eric Fehr (lower body) and Aaron Volpatti (upper body) are also questionable for tonights contest. The Caps, who are three points out of a playoff spot in the East, are 2-0 against the Islanders this season and have won three straight and five of the past seven games in this series. Washington is 8-2-1 in the past 11 encounters in D.C. Mike Moustakas Jersey . Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres came to an agreement on a big trade that may only offer incremental improvement to the Blues in their quest for a Stanley Cup. 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"Weve had a couple of injuries to key people, but everybody is stepping up. Thats why our game has improved." Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya also scored as the Blackhawks (17-4-4) won their third game in a row in their fourth match of their seven-game road trip. Chicago has gone 11-2-1 in its last 14 games. The Blackhawks moved ahead of Anaheim and into first place in the NHL with the victory. Chicago goalie Corey Crawford made 24 saves to collect his 16th win of the season. "We are just taking it game by game and trying not to look too far ahead," he said. "We are a very focused team right now. Playing in a building where we havent had much success of late, it was nice to come in here and get off on the right foot and get a couple of goals early." In the 2011-12 season, the Blackhawks lost 9-2 and 8-4 in Edmonton. Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville said the key was getting two early goals and putting the Oilers on their heels. "We had a great start in the game," said Quenneville. "We get that short-handed goal and we have a red-hot power play that got us off on the right foot. Getting off to that start was important. The special teams in the first period really put us in a good spot. Across the board, we did what we were looking to do and played a really solid game. Justin Schultz replied for the Oilers (7-16-2), who saw a season-high three-game winning streak come to an end. "It was a crazy game to me a little bit," said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. "It wasnt a 5-1 game, I thought it was probably a 3-1 game. But giving up that shorty early, where we bobbled the puck, cost us. Then we couldnt kill that penalty and when youre down 2-0 to the defending Stanley Cup champions, its usually going to be trouble right away." Oilers forward David Perron said his team just seemed flat. "They pretty much beat us in every aspect tonight," he said. "I felt like the energy was pretty low for having three days off. Its a disappointing game for us wanting to make a statement. "We have to find an answer in here. I feel like we should have had better energy after three days off like that." Chicago got on the board five minutes into the first period with a short-handed goal as the Oilers Nail Yakupov couldnt corral a bouncing puck at the blue-line, allowing Toews to take off on a breakaway. Joakim Soria Royals Jersey. . The Blackhawks captain waited for Edmonton starter Devan Dubnyk to commit before scoring his 12th goal of the season. Chicago made it 2-0 three minutes later on the power play as Edmontons defenders failed to clear a puck in the crease, allowing Kane to swoop in and score into a wide-open net with Dubnyk down and out of the play. The goal extended Kanes league-high point scoring streak to 11 games. He has six goals and nine assists during that span. The Oilers best chance came with four minutes left in the first period as Ryan Smyth got off a point-blank shot from the side of the net, but Crawford came across for a big pad save. Chicago went up by three goals a minute-and-a-half into the second period as an Oduya shot bounced off the glove of Edmonton defenceman Corey Potter and into his own net. The rout was on as the Blackhawks made it 4-0 six minutes into the middle period on a three-on-one as Jeremy Morin made a backhand pass to Shaw who had a ton of net to deposit the puck into. That goal spelled the end of the night for Dubnyk and set the stage for the debut of Ilya Bryzgalov. The veteran goalie, who signed a free agent deal with Edmonton on Nov. 8, hadnt played an NHL game since becoming a compliance buyout of the Philadelphia Flyers in June with seven years remaining on his nine-year, US$51 million contract. The move seemed to spark the Oilers, as they finally got a goal past Crawford eight minutes into the second as Schultz snuck in from the point and unleashed a bullet from near the face-off dot to make it 4-1. Shaw hoped he had his second of the night on a late third period power play, but the goal was immediately waved off as he had clearly kicked it into the net. With two minutes remaining, however, Shaw did get another goal as he tipped a Nick Leddy shot past Bryzgalov for his seventh of the season. Bryzgalov made 12 saves on 13 shots in his return to an NHL net. The Blackhawks play the fifth game of their seven-game road trip in Calgary on Wednesday, their annual trip that coincides with the circus hitting Chicago. The Oilers start a three-game road trip in Nashville on Thursday. Notes: It was the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Blackhawks won the first match-up 5-4 in Chicago on Nov. 10 on the strength of a three-goal third perioda Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk was named the NHLs third star of the week on Monday after only allowing one goal in a pair of wins over Columbus and Floridaa Chicago winger Marian Hossa missed the game to attend to a family matter, while fellow forward Bryan Bickell missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. There was some good news for the Hawks, however, as centre Michal Handzus played his first game since Oct. 24, returning from a hand injurya The oft-injured Oilers are actually remarkable healthy at the moment, with non-starting forwards Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Hamilton and third-string goalie Richard Bachman on the shelf. Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 NFL Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '