Two games and one point to show for it and Dale Hunter and the Washington Capitals coaching staff shook up the lines. Alex Ovechkin was back with old friends Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin, while the bottom two lines remained the same.
Here they are:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Alexander Semin
Marcus Johansson - Jeff Halpern - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Joel Ward
Matt Hendricks - Mathieu Perreault - Mike Knuble (Jay Beagle)
Mike Green was on the ice with his teammates after not going on the trip to Buffalo. That means every player was present and accounted for. Green still has no timetable to return to the Caps’ lineup.
“Finally was able to skate with the team, making a lot of progress here so still day-to-day,” Green said. “Nothing’s changed as far as the plan from before. But the good thing is I’m back on the ice and feeling good.”
The only other real change of note was in goal, as Tomas Vokoun showed off a new set of pads with the same design but reversed colors - prominent red with white and blue.