Per Katie Carrera, Adam Oates is going with a new-look lineup against the Hurricanes as he shuffles up his forwards. Brooks Laich is making (yet another) return to the lineup, and with Philipp Grubauer back in net once more, here are tonight's expected lines and defensive pairings:
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Eric Fehr - - Alex Ovechkin
Jason Chimera - - Joel Ward
Brooks Laich - Tom Wilson-
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
John Erskine - Steve Oleksy
That leaves Aaron Volpatti, Alexander Urbom and Michal Neuvirth as healthy scratches, Michael Latta and Jack Hillen out with injury, and Braden Holtby working the bench as Grubauer's backup.