Open thread: Capitals vs. Rangers

October 16, 2013

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Braden Holtby (1-1-0, .893 save percentage, 3.32 GAA) makes his sixth start of the season as the Capitals host New York and look to sustain the momentum they established with a win over Edmonton Monday night. Vezina finalist Henrik Lundqvist, who hasn’t looked like his usual self with a 1-3-0 record, .887 save percentage and 4.21 GAA, gets the nod for the Rangers.

Discuss the game right here and pass the time before puck drop with these reads:

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Faceoff: 8 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: NBC Sports Network | Radio: 106.7 FM and 1500 AM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

Forwards
Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Laich-Grabovski-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Erat-Beagle-Wilson

Defense
Alzner-Green
Urbom-Carlson
Schmidt-Oleksy

Goal: Holtby, Neuvirth.
Scratches: John Erskine (upper body) and Aaron Volpatti.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau)

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Katie Carrera · October 16, 2013