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Lineups for Capitals, Senators

Saturday, 10.15.2011 / 4:34 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Lineups for Capitals, Senators
Here are the potential lineups for tonight's game between the Capitals and Senators at the Verizon Center in Washington.

CAPITALS
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Alexander Semin - Marcus Johansson - Mike Knuble
Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks - Mathieu Perreault - Jeff Halpern

Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Roman Hamrlik - Mike Green
Jeff Schultz - Dennis Wideman

The Washington Post is reporting D.J. King also could draw into this game, replacing Perreault. If that happens, Kings would play right wing and Halpern would shift to center.

Tomas Vokoun likely will start in goal, as Michal Neuvirth was kept off the ice. Dany Sabourin was recalled AHL Hershey to serve as the backup, if needed.

SENATORS
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Mika Zibanejad
Colin Greening - Stephane Da Costa - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Peter Regin - Chris Neil
Zack Smith - Zenon Konopka - Erik Condra

Erik Karlsson - Filip Kuba
David Rundblad - Chris Phillips
Sergei Gonchar - Jared Cowen

Defenseman Brian Lee will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Bobby Butler will sit out with a groin injury.

Craig Anderson will start in goal, with Alex Auld the backup.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.

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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL