The Capitals are in Ottawa tonight as they play the second game of a back-to-back set. They will once again attempt to break their losing streak of eight consecutive games, as they have dropped to seventh in the Eastern Conference.
The Capitals are expected to start Semyon Varlamov in goal tonight after Michal Neuvirth took the loss in Boston last night. Ottawa is expected to counter with Brian Elliott.
Alexander Semin is not with the team at the moment but there is still a chance he joins his teammates for tonight's game. Semin is currently battling the flu and an undisclosed lower-body injury.
Puck drops 7:37-ish. Check back later.
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