Pre-game update

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Bruce Boudreau just said Alexander Semin and Tom Poti “might” take the pre-game warmup. Now, that might sound worse than what he said this morning, but there really aren’t any other options for the Caps. Boudreau said they could call someone up if Poti or Semin can’t play, but the Hershey Bears are in San Antonio, and a team offical confirmed that Bryan Helmer is in Texas. I thought maybe he might have stuck around for another night just case they needed him in a pinch, but Helmer has cleared waivers and is not in town.

So Poti and Semin are, barring a setback during warmups, going to play. Because of what Oskar Osala [NOTE: the way to say his last name is OH-sa-la, not the way I said this morning. I just screwed up the pronounciation guide] said, here what I would surmise the lines to be tonight:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Kozlov

Giroux-Nylander-Semin

Osala-Laich-Bradley

Brashear-Steckel-Gordon

Check back during warm-ups to see if I am right.

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