Brent Johnson is not practicing today — that is not unexpected because Bruce Boudreau said he wouldn’t last night. But Tom Poti is also not on the ice for the Caps, which is a surprise. He led the team ice time last night, but it was his first game back after missing six games with a pulled groin.
Sergei Fedorov (ankle) and Mike Green (shoulder) are on the ice, but Tomas Fleischmann (lower body), Eric Fehr (shoulder) and John Erskine (concussion) are not. The forward lines are the same as they were last night.