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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Tomas Vokoun will start for Capitals against Penguins

Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off the ice at KCI and will get the start against Pittsburgh tonight at Verizon Center.

The 35-year old Czech played in the teams’ first meeting of the season — a 3-2 win in overtime on Oct. 13 — and was stellar stopping 39 of the 41 shots he faced.

In 24 career appearances against the Penguins, Vokoun is 8-9-6 with a .924 save percentage and 2.63 goals-against average.

Other quick lineup notes from the morning skate:

— Mathieu Perreault is taking part in the scratches skate and it appears as though the centerman will sit out for a second consecutive game under Dale Hunter.

— It’s unclear which defenseman will be out tonight as all seven blueliners came off the ice early. Jeff Schultz was a healthy scratch in Hunter’s debut against St. Louis on Tuesday.

— Marcus Johansson is sporting a wrap on his right hand after taking a slap shot to it against the Blues on Tuesday. The second-year center doesn’t appear any worse for wear, though.

The lines this morning are the same as they were earlier in the week:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer
Eakin-Johansson-Semin
Chimera-Laich-Ward
Hendricks-Halpern-Knuble

By  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/01/2011

 
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