Braden Holtby (7-6-0, 2.71 goals-against average, .922 save percentage) gets the nod for the Capitals and will take on the Blue Jackets for a second time this season. Columbus will go with reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky (5-8-0, 2.75 goals-against average, .911 save percentage) who allowed four goals on 39 shots when the teams met back on Oct. 19.
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Holtby, Neuvirth
Scratches: Eric Fehr, Dmitry Orlov and Jay Beagle.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (upper body).