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.

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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