Open thread: Capitals at Devils

April 4

(Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

NEWARK — Jaroslav Halak (28-12-7, 2.30 goals-against average, .918 save percentage) gets the start in New Jersey as the Capitals look to end their current losing streak. He will be opposed by Cory Schneider (14-14-11, 2.07 goals-against, .916 save percentage).

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

Ovechkin: ‘Everybody quit on the play’

Oates: Ovechkin ‘quit’ on play that led to Stars’ fourth goal | Needs to improve five on five

Devils will test Capitals’ patience

Ward nominated for Masterton Trophy

Ovechkin-Beagle experiment didn’t hurt Caps, Oates says

Caps not playing as a cohesive group

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

Here is the Capitals’ lineup:

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Brouillette-Green
Orlov-Strachan

Goal:  Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: Patrick Wey and Jack Hillen (suspected concussions), John Erskine and Connor Carrick.
LTIR: Brooks Laich (groin) and Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder).

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