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Lepisto, Fehr back up

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Defenseman Sami LepistoEric Fehr

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\ The Caps are working on the power play right now. Bruce Boudreau said yesterday he wasn’t happy with the execution despite the recent success. It would also appear that the idea of breaking up the power play into two equal units has been discarded. The main group is Backstrom, Semin and Fleischmann up front with Ovechkin and Green on the points, and the second unit had Kozlov, Laich and Gordon up front with Poti and Lepisto on the points (which would suggest that Lepisto is going to play tomorrow).\

\ UPDATE: Bruce Boudreau said Lepisto and Fehr were recalled because a couple players are dealing with illness and the team was worried about needing one of them in a pinch tomorrow or Sunday since both games have earlier start times. He said he still wasn’t sure if either would play tomorrow in Raleigh. Olie Kolzig said he will start against the Hurricanes and expects Brent Johnson to get the nod Sunday against New Jersey.\

\ Also of note, Alex Ovechkin said he thought the team might have lost its focus a bit during the recent road trip to Florida with some of the extra vacation-style activities, but thinks they have it back now.\

\ — Corey Masisak

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