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Tonight's Lines: No Brooks Laich; Caps Roll with the Same Lineup

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While there was some buzz about Brooks Laich possibly returning to the lineup (and some about Joey Crabb or Aaron Volpatti possibly getting a sweater), none of that came to pass, so expect these familiar lines and pairings with Braden Holtby in net:

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Eric Fehr - Mike Ribeiro - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Joel Ward

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson

Karl Alzner - Mike Green

John Erskine - John Carlson

Jack Hillen - Steven Oleksy

That would leave Jeff Schultz, Wojtek Wolski, Tom Poti and Volpatti as healthy scratches (along with the Black Aces that were called up from Hershey), and Martin Erat and Laich out with injuries.

At the other end of the rink, here's what the Rangers can be expected to go with (with Henrik Lundqvist in net, of course):

Carl Hagelin - Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan

Rick Nash - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello

Taylor Pyatt - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett

Chris Kreider - Brad Richards - Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

Michael Del Zotto - Anton Stralman

John Moore - Steve Eminger