|Crash the net. Crash it, I say!|
Former Caps coach and current Maple Leafs boss Ron Wilson is likely to give the call in goal to his number one man, James Reimer. Reimer has missed most of the year with a concussion, but nonetheless a very good goaltender even though his current numbers may not support it: a 4-1-2 record, 2.81 GAA, .902 save percentage, and one shutout. Toronto will also get a boost tonight as winger Colby Armstrong will return from an ankle injury, but the Leafs are still without Mike Komisarek, Matthew Lombardi, and Mike Brown. They are near full strength, and own two of the NHL's top five points scorers in Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel.
Tomas Vokoun will get the start in nets from Dale Hunter, his second consecutive start. Vokoun made 31 saves on 34 shots in his last outing, that win against the Senators on Wednesday, and is 11-7-0 on the year with a 2.74 GAA, .909 save percentage, and one shutout. On the injury front, the Caps are still without Mike Green (groin) and Jay Beagle (concussion), who are out long term. Matt Hendricks will miss tonight's game with a knee injury, which means that Mathieu Perreault will keep his place in the lineup. Roman Hamrlik will feature in the lineup for the first time in a little over a week, which means that Jeff Schultz will be scratched.
Puck drops for this one 7:09-ish.