From the morning skate:
Michal Neuvirth will start for the Caps in nets after receiving a night off against the Flyers on Sunday. Neuvirth will be opposed, to no one's surprise, by Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers.
Brooks Laich will play after missing practice yesterday and the third period of Sunday's game. Laich will return to his normal spot on the second line.
Tom Poti is being called a game time decision at this point for tonight. Bruce Boudreau said he will not know until likely after warmup whether Poti will be able to go.
On the Rangers side, star winger Marian Gaborik will not play tonight. There was some thought that he would return from a separated shoulder, but he has not recovered significantly enough. Good news for the Caps.
Puck drops 7:40-ish. Check back later.
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