Jaroslav Halak (28-11-5, 2.21 goals-against average, .920 save percentage) makes his eighth start in the last nine games for the Capitals and his second against Los Angeles in six days. He made 27 saves in Washington’s 2-1 shootout loss against the Kings at Staples Center March 20. Jonathan Quick (24-15-2, 2.01 goals-against average, .918 save percentage) will start for Los Angeles.
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Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM
Here is the Capitals’ lineup.
Goal: Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: Brooks Laich (groin), John Erskine and Connor Carrick
LTIR: Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder) and Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle).