Open thread: Capitals at Blue Jackets

January 30

Dmitry Orlov and Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu battle along the boards back on Jan. 17. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

COLUMBUS — Braden Holtby (15-12-2, 2.94 goals-against average, .912 save percentage) gets the nod against the Blue Jackets and will be opposed by defending Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky (17-13-2, 2.61 goals-against average, .913 save percentage).

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

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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

Forwards
Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Erat-Laich-Brouwer
Chimera-Beagle-Wilson
Fehr-Wellman-Ward

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Green
Erskine-Carrick

Goal: Holtby, Neuvirth.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle), Ryan Stoa and Aaron Volpatti.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).

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