Open thread: Capitals at Kings


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LOS ANGELES — Jaroslav Halak (28-11-4, 2.24 goals-against average, .919 save percentage) makes his seventh consecutive start as the Capitals try to increase their winning streak to four games. He’ll be opposed by Jonathan Quick (21-15-2, 2.10 goals-against average, .914 save percentage).

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Faceoff: 10:30 p.m. (EDT), Staples Center
TV: CSN+ | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Hillen-Green
Orlov-Wey

Goal:  Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), John Erskine and Connor Carrick
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder) and Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle).

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Katie Carrera · March 20, 2014