Open thread: Capitals at Devils

January 24, 2014

Michal Neuvirth makes his third start in eight games Friday night in New Jersey. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

NEWARK — Michal Neuvirth (3-4-1, 2.87 goals-against average, .913 save percentage) will start for the Capitals in the first of back-to-back games this weekend. He’ll be opposed by Cory Schneider (8-9-7, 1.88 goals-against average, .926 save percentage).

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

Ovechkin out again with groin injury

Wise: Caps should trade Mike Green

Caps’ Olympians not overly concerned about safety in Sochi

Brouwer looking to rediscover scoring touch

Oates not panicking amid six-game losing streak

Caps hit the road with dads, mentors in tow

Faceoff: 7 p.m., Prudential Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Green
Erskine-Carrick

Goal: Neuvirth, Holtby.
Scratches: Alex Ovechkin (groin) and Nate Schmidt.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).

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Katie Carrera · January 24, 2014