Tomas Vokoun makes a ninth consecutive start and appears to have solidified his standing as Washington’s No. 1 netminder heading into this meeting against Carolina. While this may appear to be just another mid-January game a win would catapult the Capitals to the top of the Southeast Division and third place in the Eastern Conference while a loss would leave them looking up in ninth.
Faceoff: 5 p.m., Verizon Center | TV: CSN | Radio: 1500 AM
Based on warmup here is what the lineup should look like against the Hurricanes:
Scratches: Mathieu Perreault, Jeff Schultz and John Erskine.
Injured reserve: Nicklas Backstrom (concussion) and Mike Green (groin) on LTI.