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Dwayne Rolson will get the call in goal from Guy Boucher for this evening's contest despite being lit up for six goals the last time he played in a game. Roloson is 11-16-2 on the year with a 3.76 GAA, .884 save percentage, and one shutout; he lost the last time he faced the Capitals but has been a thorn in their side since he became a member of the Lightning. Outside the crease, the Lightning will be without defensemen Marc-Andre Bergeron (back) and Mattias Ohlund (knee), while also having center Dana Tyrell out of commission because of an upper body injury.
Michal Neuvirth will start in goal this evening after an exceptional 39-save shootout win against the Canadiens on Saturday night. Neuvirth is 13-12-5 on the year with a 2.85 GAA, .902 save percentage, and three shutouts this season; he has yet to face the Lightning this season. On the injury front, defenseman John Erskine is on injured reserve because of a lower body injury and will not play. Expect Dale Hunter to keep the same lineup that won Saturday's game intact, which means Jeff Schultz the healthy scratch among defensemen and Joel Ward, Jeff Halpern, and Cody Eakin all up in the pressbox among forwards.
Puck drops 7:38-ish. As always, follow me on Twitter here for news and updates.