Open thread: Capitals at Senators

January 29, 2013

(Nick Wass/Associated Press) Mike Ribeiro leads the Caps with six points heading into tonight’s game at Ottawa.

Washington looks to carry the momentum from its first win of the season into Ottawa tonight as it takes on the 3-1-1 Senators, who will be without Jason Spezza.

Michal Neuvirth, who is making a strong case for himself as the Capitals No. 1 goalie, gets a fourth straight start and will be opposed by Craig Anderson (3-0-1, .975 save percentage and 0.74 GAA). In 11 career games against Washington, Anderson is 5-5-1 with a .918 save percentage and 2.72 GAA.

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m. Scotiabank Place | TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7

Based on warmups here’s what the lineup should look like:

Forwards

Ovechkin-Beagle-Crabb

Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer

Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward

Hendricks-Perreault-Fehr

Defense

Alzner-Green

Erskine-Carlson

Schultz-Kundratek

Goal: Neuvirth, Holtby

Scratches: Marcus Johansson, Tom Poti and Roman Hamrlik.

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