The Capitals welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to Verizon Center tonight for the first of sex meetings between the division rivals this season. The Lightning are in second place in the division, riding the impressive play of Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis.
Michal Neuvirth gets the start in goal for the Caps coming off his victory in New York Tuesday. The Lightning will counter with Dan Ellis, coming off a shutout in his last outing.
Tom Poti took the morning skate and is considered "probable" for the Caps tonight, according to Bruce Boudreau. If Poti plays, look for Tyler Sloan to sit.
DJ King is expected to remain in the lineup for tonights game, which means Dave Steckel will be a healthy scratch once more.
Puck drops 7:07-ish. Check back later.
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