After six games out with a lower-body injury, Tomas Vokoun
is scheduled to be the Washington Capitals
' starting goaltender tonight against the Boston Bruins
at the TD Garden.
Vokoun carries a 25-17-2 record with a 2.53 goals-against average and .916 save percentage into the vital game for the Capitals, who trail eight-place Buffalo by two points in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
After practicing Wednesday, Vokoun declared himself ready to return. The morning skate today did nothing to change that.
"We are basically with our backs against the wall," Vokoun said. "You want to be on the ice and make a difference, a positive one. So I'm glad I'll get the chance to play."
and Nicklas Backstrom
both skated for the Capitals but will remain sidelined with their injuries.
Here’s a look at Washington's projected lineup:
- Brooks Laich
- Alex Ovechkin
- Mathieu Perreault
- Alexander Semin
- Jay Beagle
- Troy Brouwer
- Cody Eakin
- Keith Aucoin
- Karl Alzner
- Mike Green
- Dmitry Orlov