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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Michal Neuvirth expected to start for Capitals tonight vs. Panthers

By Lindsay Applebaum

Quick update from Katie, who's running to talk to Alex Ovechkin about being named to the NHL All-Star roster:

Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start in goal for Washington tonight against the Panthers.

Defenseman Tom Poti and center Boyd Gordon will be out tonight. Meantime, Brian Willsie, recalled yesterday afternoon, will likely be in the lineup.

More to come soon.

By Lindsay Applebaum  | January 11, 2011; 11:44 AM ET
Categories:  Brian Willsie, Michal Neuvirth  
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Let's go Baby Bird (our nickname at home for Neuvy)!

Posted by: tominsocal1 | January 11, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Holy crap, Erskine will be playing. If the Caps let up more than two goals this game I want to see vermontcaps come on here and blame Erskine for it.

Eventhough it may not be Erskine's fault, but that's the sort of thing vermontcaps would do if it was Poti or Schulz coming in for Erskine. So you have to judge everyone equally.

Posted by: sgm3 | January 11, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

@ tominsocal1

In Section 115 he is commonly referred to as ELMO.

Great to see Erskine back.

Posted by: bqts | January 11, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

"Let's go Baby Bird (our nickname at home for Neuvy)!"

Some of us in Hershey call him Mikey...Remember the kid in the Life cereal commercial?

Posted by: tess2201 | January 11, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Anyone got a twitter update as to how the lines looked this morning?

Posted by: PhilR | January 11, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse


see...told u ERskine would get back in...lets all take a deep breath and ehale slowly...that feels better doesn't it.

Posted by: capscoach | January 11, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse


Good to see I've got you thinking of Erskine, GO GET'EM TONITE #4!! Too bad his partner will be Shultz again, but I guess that's an upgrade over the other options of Poti or Sloan.

If/when Erskine plays lousy or doesn't give a superior effort, I'll be on these boards to make myself available for the beating I know you and a few others are dying to lay on me. The law of averages is bound to catch-up to me, but I'm confident there'll always be someone on our backline who plays worse and I'll be able to deflect some, if not most, of the criticism (just to be forewarned)

gotta run, GO CAPS, KICK PANTHER A@@

Posted by: vermontcaps | January 11, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else think it is funny that of the past 3 seasons, this has probably been Green's slowest (playing great now though)yet this is the year he finally makes the allstar team!

Go Green! Show em what they were missing.

Posted by: capscoach | January 11, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse


last year there was no game or he would have been there. And I think that is part of the reason he made it this year. This year numbers not great, but D play much better. The All-Star game isn't always about who is playing well at the time.

Posted by: ThePat | January 11, 2011 12:45 PM | Report abuse

I think Ovechkin and Bradley were the only full timers that Willsie played with in his last stint here. Not so bad under Hanlon, let's see how he does with Bruce.

Posted by: hockeynightincanada | January 11, 2011 1:42 PM | Report abuse

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