Open thread: Capitals vs. Kings

March 25

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jaroslav Halak (28-11-5, 2.21 goals-against average, .920 save percentage) makes his eighth start in the last nine games for the Capitals and his second against Los Angeles in six days. He made 27 saves in Washington’s 2-1 shootout loss against the Kings at Staples Center March 20. Jonathan Quick (24-15-2, 2.01 goals-against average, .918 save percentage) will start for Los Angeles.

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

Top-six looking for more five-on-five offense

Halak to start

Caps read to face Kings again

Caps must carry momentum from successful California trip

Grabovski takes part in practice

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

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hillen-Green
Orlov-Wey

Goal:  Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), John Erskine and Connor Carrick
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder) and Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle).

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