The Washington Times - January 20, 2012, 11:45AM

RALEIGH, N.C. | Marcus Johansson was insistent after the Washington Capitals’ 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night that he was fine. An awkward collision with 3:02 left had him appearing to favor his left leg.

“No, I’m fine. It happens,” he said. “It’s part of the game. Sometimes it hurts, but it’s OK.”


Following a Thursday off-day, Johansson was on the ice for the Caps’ morning skate at RBC Center in Raleigh. He was center a line of Alex Ovechkin and Troy Brouwer just like Wednesday night.


Alex Ovechkin - Marcus Johansson - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Brooks Laich - Alexander Semin

Matt Hendricks - Jeff Halpern - Joel Ward

Cody Eakin - Mathieu Perreault - Mike Knuble

Cam Ward will start in goal for the Carolina Hurricanes. Chad LaRose is out once again, with call-up Zac Dalpe stepping in. Tomas Vokoun in for Caps.