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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Same Lines, New Goalie?

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With the second half of back-to-back games looming, no morning skate for the Caps, but look for the same lineup as last night... with someone in a Caps jersey handling the evening's goaltending duties. We assume.

So that narrows it down to Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby as the more likely candidates, with Philipp Grubauer as the dark horse. Having three goalies is fun.

Here are tonight's probable lines and defensive pairings:


Brooks Laich - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer


Eric FehrMikhail Grabovski - Alex Ovechkin


Jason Chimera - Marcus Johansson - Joel Ward


Aaron Volpatti - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson


Karl Alzner - John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green


John Erskine - Connor Carrick

That leaves Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy and a goalie as healthy scratches, Michael Latta and Jack Hillen out with injury, and another goalie serving as backup.