DETROIT — The Capitals and Red Wings kick off a home-and-home Friday night with the encore performance to follow Sunday afternoon at Verizon Center. Mike Green will sit out Friday’s tilt after suffering a possible concussion when he was smashed into the boards by Columbus forward Boone Jenner.
Michal Neuvirth (10-3-5, 2.79 goals-against average, .915 save percentage) gets the nod in Detroit and will be opposed by Jimmy Howard (9-12-8, 2.64 goals-against average, .916 save percentage).
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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., Joe Louis Arena
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Neuvirth, Holtby.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle), Mike Green (possible concussion) and Aaron Volpatti.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).