The Capitals aim for their third consecutive win Tuesday night when they host Carolina, which has lost six of its past eight games. Braden Holtby (12-8-1, 2.64 goals-against average, .925 save percentage) gets the start against the Hurricanes, who will go with Justin Peters (4-7-1, 2.49 goals-against average, .920 save percentage).
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN| Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Holtby, Grubauer.
Scratches: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle), Brooks Laich (groin), Alex Urbom and Steve Oleksy.
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).