Open thread: Capitals at Flyers

Steve Oleksy and Wayne Simmonds fight by the Flyers bench Sunday at Verizon Center. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Braden Holtby (13-9-1, 2.82 goals-against average, .920 save percentage) is back in net for the Capitals as they visit Philadelphia. The Flyers will stick with Steve Mason (11-9-4, 2.35 goals-against average, .924 save percentage), who gave up four goals on 33 shots to Washington in its 5-4 come-from-behind shootout win Sunday.

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

An update on Laich and other notes from the morning skate

Fehr doesn’t like shootouts | Caps keeping three goalies in tow

Last time out: Caps rally from three-goal deficit for win over Flyers

Video: Post Sports Live debates what the Caps’ shootout record says about the team

Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center
TV: CSN, NBC SportsNetwork | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.



Goal: Holtby, Grubauer.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (flu), Michal Neuvirth and Alex Urbom.
IR: Michael Latta (lower body)
LTIR: Brooks Laich (right groin), Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).



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