The Capitals welcome the Canadiens to Verizon Center tonight for the first time since the team from Montreal knocked them out of the playoffs last season. The Canadiens are currently in the midst of their traditional holiday road trip, which they are 1-3 on. They sit in 8th in the East.
Semyon Varlamov is expected to get the nod in net for the Caps after his 33-save victory on Sunday. Carey Price, who has started all but 3 of the Habs' games this season, may start, but media speculation out of Montreal says that backup Alex Auld will start because Price has been struggling lately.
Any updates on Caps injuries will come later via this page or via Twitter (@HarryHawkings). Puck drops on the game 7:07ish.
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