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Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Open thread: Capitals vs. Lightning

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Washington faces yet another “must win” game tonight when it hosts league-leading scorer Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tomas Vokoun gets the nod for the Capitals, while Tampa Bay will go with 22-year-old Dustin Tokarski, who will make his first ever NHL start.

Chat about the game in the comments section below and check back before faceoff for Washington’s lineup.

Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center | TV: CSN | Radio:1500 AM

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

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Wideman
Schultz-Green

Goal
Vokoun
Neuvirth

Scratches: Mike Knuble, Roman Hamrlik and John Erskine.
Injured reserve: Nicklas Backstrom (concussion).


By Post Sports Editors  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/08/2012

 
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