WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 06: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is knocked into the goal by Fredrik Sjostrom #11 of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on December 6 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
* I swear there are no Mike Komisarek jokes in this post *
The Washington Capitals return to the Air Canada Centre tonight, looking to avenge a crippling meltdown and subsequent SO loss on December 6th. In that game, the Leafs overcame a three goal third period deficit, mostly on the back of center Mikhail Grabovski. The young Belarusian has scored 10 points in nine career games against the Caps, and he'll be the player Washington will look to neutralize tonight. Expect the Leafs to respond in a similar fashion, as Luke Schenn was able to hold Alex Ovechkin in check last time and should get the call again.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere will get the nod for the Leafs in net. Braden Holtby was first off the ice this morning, so he's the Caps starter in all likelihood.
|2010 - Jean-Sebastien Giguere||21||1159||9||7||52||2.69||518||466||.900||0|
|2010 - Braden Holtby||6||263||3||2||14||3.19||109||95||.872||0|
Injuries and lines after the jump...
WAS - Alex Semin, Michael Neuvirth, maybe some other people
Mac - Grabbo - Kule
Crabb - Bozak - Phil
Army - Boyce - Steeg
Rosie - Brent - The Terminator
Beauch - Dion
Kabs - OLAS
Gunnar - Komi