Philipp Grubauer (4-1-1, 2.20 goals-against average, .934 save percentage) makes his sixth start in nine games Friday as the Capitals host the Rangers. New York will go with Cam Talbot (8-2-0, 1.80 goals-against average, .938 save percentage) leaving Henrik Lundqvist on the bench as a backup for a third straight game.
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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: Brooks Laich (groin), Michal Neuvirth and Alex Urbom.
IR: Michael Latta (lower body)
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau)