After the Caps' 3-1 victory over the Devils in Newark, New Jersey, the two teams will head to D.C. to face off once again Saturday at Verizon Center.
Friday, the Devils took an early 1-0 lead - the ninth time in 14 games this season that the Caps trailed 1-0 - but a second-period goal from Alex Ovechkin and third-period goals from Jason Chimera and Marcus Johansson ended the Caps' two-game skid.
Mike Green returned to the lineup Friday for the first time in nearly three weeks, but hurt himself fairly quickly when he suffered a lower-body injury from a Ryan Carter hit. Green left late in the first period and attempted a return in the second, but ultimately went back to the locker room for the rest of the game. Afterwards, head coach Bruce Boudreau said that Green's injury is "day-to-day" and not a "three-week day-to-day...an actual day-to-day." Greens' status for Saturday is uncertain.
Michal Neuvirth and Johan Hedberg should start for their respective teams Saturday.