Rookie Philipp Grubauer will make his second career start and first of the season Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. He’ll be opposed by Henrik Lundqvist (9-11-1, 2.51 goals-against average, .916 save percentage) who hasn’t allowed a goal to the Capitals since Game 5 of last year’s Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden
TV: CSN| Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Grubauer, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), Alex Urbom and Patrick Wey.
IR: Michal Neuvirth (right ankle).
LTIR: Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau), John Erskine (knee).