TAMPA, Fla. | No surprises at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate Monday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. A two-game winning streak, in spite of blown two-goal leads, is enough to keep the lineup the same as Saturday.
Nicklas Backstrom skated on the first line as expected between Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson. Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby were the only two goaltenders on the ice, as Tomas Vokoun is out with a groin injury.
Cody Eakin is still here and is expected to be a healthy scratch along with Joel Ward and Jeff Halpern.
Neuvirth figures to get the start. Dwayne Roloson will be in goal for the Lightning.
Here’s a look at the lines:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson
Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Alexander Semin
Keith Aucoin - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer
Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Mike Knuble