The Washington Times - October 5, 2011, 10:34AM

Tuesday’s practice might have been a chance for Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau to send a “message” to a player or two. But it seems Wednesday was a practice where there was some movement with Alex Ovechkin out, attending to his family in Moscow after the death of an uncle.

That meant Marcus Johansson moving to first-line left wing. Everything else is similar.


Caps’ lines:

Marcus Johansson – Nicklas Backstrom – Mike Knuble

Alexander Semin – Mathieu Perreault – Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera – Brooks Laich – Joel Ward

D.J. King – Matt Hendricks – Jeff Halpern – Jay Beagle

Defensive pairings:

Karl Alzner – John Carlson

Roman Hamrlik – Mike Green

Jeff Schultz – Dennis Wideman