|Time to get back on that horse, boys...|
Lindy Ruff is likely to call on regular backup Jhonas Enroth to start tonight because all-world starter Ryan Miller is out with a concussion. Enroth has carried the mail for Ruff recently, playing almost every minute since Miller went down two weeks ago, and has a 7-3-1 record on the year with 2.40 GAA, .922 save percentage, and one shutout. Buffalo also has a multitude of injuries to deal with besides Miller. Defenseman Tyler Myers and winger Tyler Ennis are both out with long-term injuries, while winger Brad Boyes, tough guy Patrick Kaleta, and defenseman Robyn Regehr are all questionable with minor injuries that have caused them to miss time over the last week.
Tomas Vokoun will start for Washington tonight following Michal Neuvirth's poor performance against the Rangers on Friday night. Vokoun made 22 saves in his last start, a 4-3 win over Winnipeg on Wednesday, and on the year he owns a 2.66 GAA, .910 save percentage, and a shutout to go along with a 10-4-0 record. The Caps need him to have a huge game and right the ship following their flat game on Friday. On the injury front, the Caps are without Mike Green (groin) and Jay Beagle (face/head), while John Erskine is questionable with a shoulder injury. Cody Eakin will be the healthy scratch, allowing Mathieu Perreault a chance to re-enter the lineup and make some noise.
Puck drops for this one 7:09-ish. Check back later. Roll tide.