Philipp Grubauer (5-2-2, 2.02 goals-against average, .938 save percentage) makes his ninth start in the past 12 games Thursday as Washington faces the Metropolitan Division rival Hurricanes. Anton Khudobin (2-0-0, 2.00 goals-against average, .929 save percentage) will start for Carolina making his first appearance upon returning from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Oct. 13.
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Greenberg: Carlson-Alzner create solid shutdown pair
Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Grubauer, Holtby
Scratches: Aaron Volpatti, Michal Neuvirth and Alex Urbom.
LTIR: Michael Latta (lower body) and Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau)