The Washington Capitals will once again try to bust out of their worst losing streak in more than three years tonight when they welcome the Anaheim Ducks to Verizon Center. The Capitals have lost six consecutive games since they defeated the Blues at Scottrade center on December 1.
Bruce Boudreau is expected to give Michal Neuvirth the nod in goal tonight after Semyon Varlamov's debacle in New York on Sunday. Randy Carlyle, fresh off signing a contract extension, will start Jonas Hiller.
Alexander Semin is considered questionable for tonight's game with an undisclosed injury. Boyd Gordon will miss 1-2 weeks with another undisclosed injury as well, meaning David Steckel will receive a jersey as the faceoff specialist for at least the next three games. Mike Green's status for the game has yet to be determined after he missed both games over the weekend with the flu.
Puck drops 7:07-ish. Check back later.
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