Let’s get interesting with line combinations. If Tuesday’s practice was any indication, Chris Bourque is a serious candidate (even more serious than anyone thought) to fill the Capitals’ final roster spot.
OK, maybe not.
“That was a line that wasn’t playing [Wednesday],” coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Duly noted. Predators fans, don’t expect to see Bourque, Alex Ovechkin or Marcus Johansson in Nashville.
Still, here’s a look at the lines and combinations:
Alex Ovechkin – Marcus Johansson – Chris Bourque (burgundy)
Alexander Semin – Nicklas Backstrom – Joel Ward (red)
Brooks Laich – Mathieu Perreault – Troy Brouwer (gray)
Cody Eakin/D.J. King – Jay Beagle – Matt Hendricks (white)
Jason Chimera – Jeff Halpern/Mattias Sjogren – Mike Knuble (green)
Karl Alzner – John Carlson
Jeff Schultz – Mike Green
Roman Hamrlik – Dennis Wideman
John Erskine (orange no-contact jersey) – Sean Collins
Dmitry Orlov – Patrick McNeill