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Open thread: Capitals at Predators


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NASHVILLE — Jaroslav Halak (28-11-6, 2.25 goals-against, .920 save percentage) makes his ninth start with the Capitals and looks to continue his dominance over the Predators. He’s 10-3-3 with a 1.71 goals-against and .931 save percentage in 17 appearances against Nashville in his career. The Predators will start Carter Hutton (17-11-4, 2.68 goals-against, .907 save percentage).

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Faceoff: 8 p.m. (EDT), Bridgestone Arena
TV: CSN | Radio: 106.7 FM

Here is the Capitals’ lineup.

Forwards
Johansson-Beagle-Ovechkin
Kuznetsov-Backstrom-Brouwer
Chimera-Fehr-Ward
Penner-Grabovski-Wilson

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Green
Brouillette-Wey

Goal:  Halak, Holtby.
Scratches: Jack Hillen (upper-body), John Erskine, Chris Brown and Connor Carrick
LTIR: Brooks Laich (groin) and Aaron Volpatti (left shoulder).

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