Open thread: Capitals at Maple Leafs

November 23, 2013

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In the second of back-to-back games, the Capitals look to get back on track against the Maple Leafs Saturday following two consecutive losses at home. Braden Holtby (10-7-0, 2.70 goals-against average, .923 save percentage) gets the start for the Capitals, who will face James Reimer (9-5-2, 2.27 goals-against average, .942 save percentage) in net for Toronto.

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

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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Air Canada Center
TV: CSN+, NHL Network | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

Forwards
Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Fehr-Grabovski-Brouwer
Chimera-Laich-Ward
Volpatti-Latta-Wilson

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Schmidt-Strachan
Urbom-Green

Goal: Holtby, Neuvirth.
Scratches:  Steve Oleksy, Martin Erat and Jay Beagle.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).

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