BOSTON — After two consecutive losses against the Flyers, the Capitals are looking to get back on a winning track. They’ll be without a couple veterans, Brooks Laich and John Erskine, as they take on the Bruins for the second time in six days.
Braden Holtby (19-13-3, 3.01 goals against average, .909 save percentage) gets the nod after being pulled in Philadelphia Wednesday night when he allowed four goals on the first 18 shots. Tuukka Rask (26-14-4, 2.18 goals-against average, .927 save percentage) is in net for Boston.
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., TD Garden
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here’s the Capitals’ lineup
Goal: Holtby, Halak.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), John Erskine (undisclosed upper-body), Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle) and Dmitry Orlov (suspended).
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder).