Originally posted on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 2/12/13
Ahh, the sweet taste of victory.  Nice, when you can get it. (Clydeorama) The Washington Capitals are in Sunrise, Florida, Tuesday night to take on the Panthers as they attempt to build upon their 5-0 thrashing of this same team on Saturday night.  Florida, the defending Southeast Division champions, have done their best so far this season to encourage the idea that last season was a fluke by going 4-6-1 in the early going for nine standings points; they are therefore fourth in the Southeast Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference.  The Capitals have been the only team in the division worse; they are 3-8-1 for seven standings points and are they are therefore last in both the Division and Conference.  This is the second meeting between these two teams this season. After Jose Theodore was blasted by his former team three days ago, Kevin Dineen is likely to go with Scott Clemmensen in goal tonight.  Clemmensen is 0-1-1 on the year with a 3.77 GAA and .853 save percentage, and has been relegated to backup duty most of the year accordingly.  Dineen will be missing three regulrs for this contest as Ed Jovanovski (knee), Scottie Upshall (ankle) and Sean Bergenheim (groin) are all out with long term injuries and will not partake. Braden Holtby has been confirmed as the starter in goal by Adam Oates following his shutout of the Panthers on the weekend.  The young goaltender, who has crashed hard following his unsustainable statistical start in the NHL, looked very good on Saturday and will look to continue his momentum.  On the injury front, both Marcus Johansson (upper body) and Jack Hillen (shoulder) are not on the trip and will not play with their injuries.  Center Brooks Laich, who has not played a game this season, is on the trip but has not been cleared for contact.  To that end, expect the lineup to remain the same from Saturday, but we will see for sure at the morning skate. The puck will drop 7:09-ish.  Check back later. Harry Hawkings is a college student credentialed to cover the Capitals for RtR.  Follow him on Twitter here for all your news needs this season.
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