The Washington Times - November 15, 2011, 07:42PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | The Capitals were not at their best in Saturday’s shootout loss, and now the lines and defensive pairs are getting a good shake-up.

The top line is as it has been for a couple weeks – as is the fourth line – but in between there’s a lot of change. See for yourself:


Alex Ovechkin – Nicklas Backstrom – Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Alexander Semin

Cody Eakin – Marcus Johansson – Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks – Jeff Halpern – Mike Knuble

On defense, the kids are broken up yet again. The pairs:

Roman Hamrlik – Karl Alzner

John Erskine – Dennis Wideman

Jeff Schultz – John Carlson