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Tonight's Lines: Clowe a Go, But Staal a No

Expect the Caps to stick with the same lines and pairings tonight, with Braden Holtby in net:

Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Martin Erat - Mike Ribeiro - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Mathieu Perreault - Eric Fehr

Matt Hendricks - Jay Beagle - Joel Ward

Karl Alzner - Mike Green

John Erskine - John Carlson

Jack Hillen - Steven Oleksy

That leaves Jeff Schultz, Wojtek Wolski, Tom Poti and Aaron Volpatti as healthy scratches, and Brooks Laich (who skated this morning) out with injury.

At the other end of the rink, Ryane Clowe makes his series debut on the fourth line, but Marc Staal is apparently missing.

So… at least some of the players listed below will be on the ice in some fashion (with the one constant, Henrik Lundqvist between the pipes):

Rick Nash- Derek Stepan - Ryan Callahan

Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Taylor Pyatt

Mats Zuccarello - Derick Brassard - Brian Boyle

Ryane Clowe - Derek Dorsett - Arron Asham

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi

John Moore - Anton Stralman

Michael Del Zotto - Steve Eminger