Same lineup for the Washington Capitals on Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs as they used Saturday to knock off the defending Stanley Cup-champion Boston Bruins.
That means Roman Hamrlik and Mike Knuble playing, and John Erskine and Jeff Halpern both out as healthy scratches. The Caps will go with the same lines.
The one notable exception is in goal, as the Caps go with Michal Neuvirth despite Tomas Vokoun’s 30-save outing at TD Garden.
“He played solid. … He saw pucks and made some big saves for us, especially down the stretch,” coach Dale Hunter said of Vokoun before Sunday’s game. “He’s a battler and he knows how to win.”
But given this back-to-back and Tuesday’s trip to the New York Islanders looming, perhaps Hunter’s line about the goaltenders from earlier last week holds weight.
“You know they cant play all the games, either. It’s too taxing on their body,” he said. “But you know I’m always looking for a hot goalie.”
Jonas Gustavsson starts in goal for the Maple Leafs.