|The Caps will go for their second win in a row tonight.|
Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff will start Jhonas Enroth in goal for his team, as regular star netminder Ryan Miller is out with an upper-body injury. Enroth shut out the Rangers in his last start, and has six wins, a 2.45 GAA, .915 Save%, and the one shutout in nine games this year. On the injury front, the Sabres will be without three regulars tonight: forward Derek Roy, who is out with leg surgery; defenseman Jordan Leopold, who has a broken hand; and forward Jochen Hecht, who is out with an upper-body injury. Regardless, the Sabres have been on top of their game recently and are a desperate team. The Caps would be wise to not take them lightly.
Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the call in nets from Bruce Boureau, coming off his 20-save performance Thursday. On the season, Neuvirth has won 25 games to go along with a 2.47 GAA, .914 Save%, and four shutouts in 45 games. Outside of the crease, the Capitals will be without three defenders tonight, as Dennis Wideman (hematoma), Mike Green (concussion), and Tom Poti (groin) are all sidelined with injuries. John Erskine, who is suffering from an undisclosed injury, is considered questionable for tonight's game, though no official call-up from Hershey has been made as of now. DJ King is expected to be a healthy scratch on the front end for DC, and it is likely that he will be joined in the press box by Marco Sturm, although Eric Fehr or Jason Chimera could also be scratched.
Puck drops for this one 7:08-ish. And for injury updates on all your Capitals, check out yesterday's practice updates.