Philipp Grubauer (2-0-0, 1.36 goals-against average, .959 save percentage) makes his third career start and fourth appearance of the season Friday night in South Florida. The Panthers are without Tim Thomas, who suffered a groin injury Thursday, and will go with Scott Clemmensen (0-2-1, 3.89 goals-against average, .857 save percentage). Against Washington over the course of his career, Clemmensen is holds a 4-7-3 record, 3.77 GAA and .861 save percentage.
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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Grubauer, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin) and Alex Urbom.
AHL conditioning stint: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle).
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).