The Washington Capitals will have three goaltenders as they ship on up to Boston for game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins on Thursday. According to a tweet by 106.7 The Fan Capitals beat reporter Sky Kerstein, goaltender Michael Neuvirth will make the trip with the team, while Tomas Vokoun will not.
#Caps spokesman says Neuvirth is making the trip, Vokoun isn't— Sky Kerstein (@SkyKerstein) April 11, 2012
Goaltender Braden Holtby is slated to start game one for the Capitals with Dany Sabourin backing him up.
In other injury news, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will not play in game one according to a tweet by John Bishop on the the Bruins official twitter page.
McQuaid will not play in Game 1.^BISH— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 11, 2012
McQuaid has only played in one game since getting hit by the Capitals' Jason Chimera in the teams 3-2 shootout victory on March 29.
In addition to that, the Bruins goaltender Tukka Rask is not expected to dress for game one according to a tweet by Boston Globe Bruins reporter Fluto Shinzawa. Goaltender Anton Khudobin is expected to back up starter Tim Thomas.
Tuukka Rask not expected to dress for Game 1. Anton Khudobin would back up Tim Thomas.— Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto) April 11, 2012
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