According to Capitals senior writer Mike Vogel, Michal Neuvirth has been confirmed as the starter for tonight's game. This will be Neuvirth's first start since March 7th, when he allowed one goal on seven shots before being replaced Braden Holtby due to an eye injury.
Nicklas Backstrom is not expected to play with his broken thumb, his fifth consecutive contest on the sidelines. He may return for Friday night's game in New Jersey.
Neither Eric Fehr nor John Erskine will play tonight as well. Fehr aggravated his shoulder injury last night and Erskine has the flu. That means that Tyler Sloan will remain in the lineup and DJ King will be given a sweater and play on the fourth line. Line combinations will be known closer to game time.
That's all for now. Check back after the game.