The Washington Times - May 7, 2012, 11:40AM

NEW YORK | For all the debate about Dmitry Orlov and Mathieu Perreault, neither guy will get into the Washington Capitals’ lineup for Game 5. After a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 4, coach Dale Hunter and his staff won’t make any changes for Monday night.

Not only is the lineup the same, but it’s likely there won’t be any changes in the lines or pairings. Braden Holtby will make his 12th straight postseason start and is set to become the team’s most experienced goaltender in the playoffs.


Mats Zuccarello (wrist) skated with the Rangers, but coach John Tortorella said he would not be available.

Here’s a look at the Caps’ status quo lines and pairings:

Alex Ovechkin - Brooks Laich - Marcus Johansson

Jason Chimera - Nicklas Backstrom - Alexander Semin

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Troy Brouwer

Mike Knuble - Keith Aucoin - Joel Ward

Karl Alzner - John Carlson

Roman Hamrlik - Mike Green

Jeff Schultz - Dennis Wideman