Tomas Vokoun was the first goaltender off the ice at KCI and will get the start against Pittsburgh tonight at Verizon Center.
The 35-year old Czech played in the teams’ first meeting of the season — a 3-2 win in overtime on Oct. 13 — and was stellar stopping 39 of the 41 shots he faced.
In 24 career appearances against the Penguins, Vokoun is 8-9-6 with a .924 save percentage and 2.63 goals-against average.
Other quick lineup notes from the morning skate:
— Mathieu Perreault is taking part in the scratches skate and it appears as though the centerman will sit out for a second consecutive game under Dale Hunter.
— It’s unclear which defenseman will be out tonight as all seven blueliners came off the ice early. Jeff Schultz was a healthy scratch in Hunter’s debut against St. Louis on Tuesday.
— Marcus Johansson is sporting a wrap on his right hand after taking a slap shot to it against the Blues on Tuesday. The second-year center doesn’t appear any worse for wear, though.
The lines this morning are the same as they were earlier in the week: