Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

March 5

The scene from when these two teams met on Sunday. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

PHILADELPHIA — After two busy days ahead of the NHL trade deadline, the Capitals take on the Flyers for the second time in as many games. Braden Holtby (19-13-3, 2.94 goals-against average, .911 save percentage) gets the start for Washington — Philipp Grubauer was recalled on an emergency basis to serve as backup after Michal Neuvirth was traded to Buffalo for Jaroslav Halak — and Steve Mason (25-15-5, 2.57 goals-against average, .915 save percentage) is in net for the Flyers.

Get caught up on all the trade deadline deals:

Capitals land goaltender Jaroslav Halak, send Michal Neuvirth to Buffalo

Washington finally parts ways with Erat

Caps trade for power forward Dustin Penner

Greenberg: Penner a steal for Caps

D.C. Sports Bog: Caps corner market on Winkler, Manitoba natives

D.C. Sports Bog: Penner’s White House wish

Updates from Wednesday’s trades 

Faceoff: 8 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: NBC Sports Network | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here’s the Capitals’ lineup

Forwards
Laich-Backstrom-Ovechkin
Penner-Johansson-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Stoa-Beagle-Wilson

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hillen-Green
Erskine-Carrick

Goal:  Holtby, Grubauer.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle), Dmitry Orlov (suspended) and Jaroslav Halak.
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder).

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