After getting shelled by the Toronto Maple Leafs
for 4 goals on 18 shots Saturday, the Caps' Tomas Vokoun
was the first goaltender off the ice at practice Monday morning, and indication he will start against the Phoenix Coyotes
was dealing with an illness at practice Sunday, but coach Bruce Boudreau
said he would be in the lineup.
Many of the Capitals beat reporters have speculated that Alexander Semin
could be a healthy scratch. He took his line rushes this morning on the fourth line and not with his usual top-six linemates.
Defenseman Dmitry Orlov
will make his NHL debut. John Erskine
will be a gametime decision.