The Washington Times - November 1, 2011, 07:05PM

The Capitals have lost two games in a row. After seven straight wins, that’s not cause for alarm.

Except, coach Bruce Boudreau hit the shake-up button on the forward and defenseman combinations for Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.


The top line is still together, as is the checking line, but Cody Eakin will at least start on the second group with Marcus Johansson and Alexander Semin; and Mike Knuble is on the fourth line with Matt Hendricks and Mathieu Perreault.

Here are the lines and pairings:

Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer

Cody Eakin* – Marcus Johansson – Alexander Semin

Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks – Mathieu Perreault – Mike Knuble

Karl Alzner – Jeff Schultz

Roman Hamrlik - Dennis Wideman

John Erskine - John Carlson

* Making NHL debut