No changes for the Capitals Tuesday night.
Actually, Washington will probably trot out the same lineup against the Philadelphia Flyers as it used Saturday in the win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Matt Hendricks will miss his third straight game with a right knee injury.
“The team’s doing a great job. Everyone’s playing well right now and winning games is more important,” Hendricks said recently. “We’re feeling pretty good about ourselves right now. Not where we want to be in the standings, but we’re playing better hockey.”
Jeff Schultz is expected to be the healthy scratch on defense.
Lines from practice:
Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Alexander Semin
Troy Brouwer – Marcus Johansson – Jeff Halpern
Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward
Cody Eakin – Mathieu Perreault – Mike Knuble
Projected defensive pairings:
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
John Erskine – Dennis Wideman
Roman Hamrlik – Dmitry Orlov
Tomas Vokoun will start against the Flyers. Ilya Bryzgalov gets the nod for Philadelphia.