|Michal Neuvirth is the likely starter in goal tonight.|
Toronto coach Ron Wilson will roll with rookie sensation James Reimer in goal tonight for his team. Reimer has driven the Leafs' recent surge, and has won seven of his last eight shots. On the season, he has 20 wins, a 2.54 GAA, .922 Save%, and three shutouts in 34 games. On the injury front, the leafs will be missing two role players in Colton Orr and Colby Armstrong. Both are out with long-term injuries, Armstrong with a broken foot and Orr with a concussion.
For the Capitals, it is expected that Michal Neuvirth will get the nod in nets from Bruce Boudreau. Neuvirth has struggled at times during his last two games, but has nonetheless won those two games; he is 1-0-1 in two starts against the Leafs this year and has given up four goals in both games. On the year, the Czech rookie has 26 wins, a 2.50 GAA, .914 Save%, and four shutouts in 46 games. Outside the crease, the Capitals will be without both Mike Green (concussion) and Tom Poti (groin), who did not make the trip. John Erskine will likely return to the lineup, and Tyler Sloan may be healthy enough to give it a go instead of Sean Collins. DJ King will be a healthy scratch up front; it remains to be seen who will join him.
Puck drops for this one 7:10-ish. Check back after the game. And for all your scoreboard watching needs, check out last night's Around the NHL post.