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 - - Troy Brouwer
Tom Wilson- -
Eric Fehr - Casey Wellman - Joel Ward
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
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.