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Goalie uncertain

While Michal Neuvirth has won back-to-back games in goal, Braden Holtby started the previous 11 and looked to be the man in net for the Caps. Oates did not reveal his starter for Thursday’s game against the Hurricanes, but Holtby isn’t a player who enjoys too much time off.

“No, I’d rather play,” Holtby said. “It’s pretty simple. I don’t like sitting out but you take it as it is. As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter.”

Neuvirth got back-to-back starts, Oates said, because he wanted the 25-year-old goaltender to feel like a part of the team.

“I always felt like I’m part of the team,” Neuvirth said. “I’ve been here for a while, and I know the guys pretty well. So I never feel that way.”

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