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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Second-Line Swivel

Per Katie Carrera, the Caps could be without two veteran centers tonight, with Mikhail Grabovski not making the trip and Brooks Laich a gametime decision. Assuming Laich goes, here are the projected lines and defensive pairings in front of Braden Holtby, who has the crease tonight::


Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin

Martin Erat - Brooks Laich - Troy Brouwer


Jason Chimera - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson


Eric Fehr - Casey Wellman - Joel Ward


Karl Alzner - John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green


John Erskine - Connor Carrick

Ryan Stoa (recalled from Hershey earlier today) will either join Aaron Volpatti as a healthy scratch or sub in for Laich on the second line, with Grabovski and Jack Hillen out with injuries and Michal Neuvirth backing up Holtby.