Open thread: Capitals at Rangers

February 12, 2012
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The Capitals visit Madison Square Garden for the first time this season to take on the Eastern Conference leading New York Rangers. Although

Although Tomas Vokoun led the Capitals on to the ice for warmup, which is typically an indication of who will start in that game, Michal Neuvirth received the nod in net and will be opposed by Henrik Lundqvist. Meanwhile, alternate captain Mike Knuble is a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game.

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Faceoff: 12:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden | TV: NBC | Radio: 1500 AM

Based on warmup here is what the lineup should look like against the Rangers:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Johansson-Brouwer
Chimera-Perreault-Semin
Hendricks-Laich-Ward
Aucoin-Halpern-Beagle

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Wideman
Hamrlik-Erskine

Goal
Neuvirth
Vokoun

Scratches: Mike Knuble and Jeff Schultz.
Injured reserve: Nicklas Backstrom (concussion) and Mike Green (sports hernia) on LTI


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