Philipp Grubauer (4-0-1, 2.05 goals-against average, .940 save percentage) gets the nod against the hottest team in the NHL as the Anaheim Ducks, winners of eight straight, make their first visit to Verizon Center with Bruce Boudreau as their head coach. Jonas Hiller (15-4-4, 2.43 goals-against average, .914 save percentage) will start for Anaheim.
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Grubauer, Holtby
Scratches: Michal Neuvirth, Aaron Volpatti and Alex Urbom.
IR: Michael Latta (lower body)
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau)