|Time to make it a four-point weekend.|
Tuukka Rask is likely to get the call in nets from Claude Julien after Tim Thomas played yesterday and lost. Rask, who last played Thursday night in a loss to the Hurricanes, is 11-6-2 on the year with a 1.88 GAA, .936 save percentage, and three shutouts. He allowed four goals the last time he faced the Capitals. Outside the crease, both Marc Savard, who has missed almost two years now, and Nathan Horton, who has missed the last two weeks, are out with concussions and will not play.
Tomas Vokoun will start after a masterful 30-save shutout against the Canadiens Saturday afternoon. Vokoun is 21-12-1 on the year with a 2.53 GAA, .918 save percentage, and three shutouts this season, making 30 saves on 33 shots in his start against the Bruins earlier this year. On the injury front, both Nicklas Backstrom (concussion) and Mike Green (sports hernia surgery) are out and will not play. Jeff Schultz seems likely to remain in the lineup over John Erskine after solid performances two nights in a row following a nearly month-long layoff.
Puck drops 12:40-ish. Check back later.