Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak is expected to play between the pipes on Friday.

Washington will face New Jersey in a battle between two teams that have a slim chance of making the playoffs, provided they go undefeated for what's left of the season. Halak has a 2.30 GAA and .918 save percentage in 50 games this season.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak was yanked after allowing three goals on 20 shots during a miserable night for the Capitals, a 5-0 loss to Dallas on Tuesday.

Halak is winless in his past four games, allowing a total of 13 goals in that span. He falls to 4-2-4 as a member of the Capitals and 28-11-7 in total this season. Braden Holtby allowed the final two goals in relief.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak is projected to start on Tuesday.

Halak was the first goaltender off of the ice Tuesday morning, which is usually a good indicator of who will play. He has a 2.26 GAA and .919 save percentage in 49 games in 2013-14.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak steered aside 26 shots in regulation and overtime but the Washington Capitals dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout in Nashville Sunday night.

Halak's GAA is 2.26 and his save percentage is .919. The loss hurt Washington (34-28-13) in terms of the Eastern Conference's wild-card race to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Capitals, who have seven games left, are one point behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second-wild card spot; Columbus has a game in hand. Washington has now lost three straight (0-1-2).

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak is expected to get the start for Washington on Sunday.

Halak has played only once in the last three games. He has a 20-11-3 record with a 2.98 GAA and a .911 save percent. Use him if you normally would on Sunday as the Caps take on the Predators in Nashville.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 36 shots and was 0/2 in the shootout, allowing the Los Angeles Kings to beat the Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday.

Halak has followed a three game winning streak with two straight overtime losses. The new Caps goalie is 4-2-2 since arriving in Washington. His season stat line reads a 28-11-6 record with a .920 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Look for Jaroslav Halak to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

The Washington Capitals have been leaning heavily on Halak since they acquired him from Buffalo. He has rewarded the Capitals with a 2.13 GAA and .935 save percentage in seven games.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak (lower body) said he's available to play Tuesday if he gets the nod.

He was back at practice on Monday after he missed his scheduled start on Saturday because of a lower-body ailment.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak missed Satutrday night's game against the Sharks due to a lower-body injury.

He was scheduled to make his eighth start in a row but a last minute lower-body injury prevented him from playing. Braden Holtby started in his place and spearheaded the Capitals to a 3-2 win over San Jose. Halak's injury is not believed to be serious and he could be back in the Washington net as early as Tuesday night. For now, consider Halak day-to-day.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 4 Months

Jaroslav Halak blocked 27 of 28 shots in Washington's 2-1 shootout loss to Los Angeles Thursday night.

It was Halak's seventh straight start for the Capitals and he played a good game. He now has a 4-2-1 record with 2.13 goals-against average and .935 save percetage with the Capitals. Washington will play again on Saturday against San Jose so Halak should be between the pipes again then.