|The Caps knocked off the Panthers 5-2 on Wednesday.|
Tomas Vokoun is will get the call in the regular season finale for the Panthers. Vokoun, who will be a free agent after this season, has 21 wins, a 2.60 GAA, .921 Save%, and five shutouts this year in 56 games played, and has missed the last week or so with a back injury. On the injury front, the Panthers will only be missing one regular, and that is top center Stephen Weiss, who has a groin injury and will not play for Peter DeBoer this evening.
For the Caps, Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the nod for his final tuneup to a presume start in game one of the Eastern Conference playoffs next week. On the year, the rookie Czech has 27 wins, a 2.49 GAA, .914 Save%, and four shutouts in 47 games. He has also won his last five starts. Outside the crease, it is a total toss up as to who sits tonight, as the Caps have nothing to gain and will likely rest a number of their regulars. Caps beat writer Sky Kerstein reported late yesterday that it is not likely that we see Mike Green, and I doubt we will see Alexander Semin either. Other than that, it is hopeless to guess, so I won't even try. Ah, Bruce Boudreau.
Puck drops for this one 7:08-ish. Check back in the morning for updates from the morning skate to see who will, in fact, be suiting up tonight.