Braden Holtby (12-9-1, 2.75 goals-against average, .922 save percentage) will make his sixth consecutive start Saturday night as the Capitals host Nashville. The Predators are still without top goaltender Pekka Rinne, who is sidelined with an infection after undergoing hip surgery in October, and will go with Marek Mazanec (5-6-1, 2.31 goals-against average, .922 save percentage).
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN| Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Holtby, Grubauer.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), Alex Urbom and Steve Oleksy.
IR: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle).
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).