Open thread: Capitals at Panthers

December 13, 2013

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Philipp Grubauer (2-0-0, 1.36 goals-against average, .959 save percentage) makes his third career start and fourth appearance of the season Friday night in South Florida. The Panthers are without Tim Thomas, who suffered a groin injury Thursday, and will go with Scott Clemmensen (0-2-1, 3.89 goals-against average, .857 save percentage). Against Washington over the course of his career, Clemmensen is holds a 4-7-3 record, 3.77 GAA and .861 save percentage.

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

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Morning skate notes | Grubauer making strong impression

Oates: Don’t take Panthers lightly

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

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

Defense
Alzner-Green
Schmidt-Carlson
Orlov-Oleksy

Goal: Grubauer, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin) and Alex Urbom.
AHL conditioning stint: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle).
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).

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