Although Michal Neuvirth was the first goaltender off the ice at this morning's skate, it appears as though Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals against the Devils as he led the team out on to the ice for the start of warm ups.
It doesn't look like this start for Holtby was planned, because this morning when asked if it was fair to categorize Holtby as the team's No.2 goaltender Coach Bruce Boudreau said: "Right now [Holtby] is. He's not playing tonight or he'd be our No. 1 goaltender."
For the third straight game after being a healthy scratch on Nov. 17, Tomas Fleischmann will line up on the left wing rather than center, where he started the season and it looks like he'll be staying there, at least for a little while.
The Devils will be wearing a memorial patch with "PB" on their sweaters tonight in memory of former New Jersey coach Pat Burns who passed away Friday.
Based on warm up here's what the lineup should look like:
Scratches: D.J. King, Tom Poti, Mike Knuble.