Open thread: Capitals vs. Canucks

March 14

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Jaroslav Halak (25-11-4, 2.24 goals-against average, .917 save percentage) will make his fourth consecutive start as a Capital and will be opposed by Eddie Lack (11-12-4, 2.28 goals-against average, .918 save percentage) for Vancouver.

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

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Laich day-to-day rest of the season

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

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hillen-Green
Orlov-Carrick

Goal:  Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: John Erskine and Casey Wellman.
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder) and Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle).

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Katie Carrera · March 14