Per Katie Carrera, Brooks Laich is back on the sidelines and Philipp Grubauer will be back between the pipes for the sixth time in nine games. Tonight's expected lines and defensive pairings:
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Eric Fehr - - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - - Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti - - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
John Erskine - Steve Oleksy
That leaves Alexander Urbom and Michal Neuvirth as healthy scratches, Michael Latta and Jack Hillen out with injury, and Braden Holtby serving as the evening's backup goaltender.