Jaroslav Halak (25-9-4, 2.22 goals-against average, .918 save percentage) gets a second consecutive start as the Capitals host the Penguins in the first of this home-and-home, back-to-back set between the two teams. Pittsburgh will go with backup Jeff Zatkoff (9-3-1, 2.75 goals-against average, .910 save percentage).
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: John Erskine and Ryan Stoa.
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder) and Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle)