Michal Neuvirth (4-5-2, 2.97 goals against average, .910 save percentage) makes his third consecutive start as the Capitals look to build off their win against Detroit in game two of this four-game home stand. He’ll be opposed by Evgeni Nabokov (9-10-5, 2.83 goals-against average, .907 save percentage) for the Islanders.
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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: NBC Sports Network | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Neuvirth, Holtby.
Scratches: Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle), Mike Green (concussion) and Aaron Volpatti (undisclosed upper-body)
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau).