Per Mike Vogel, the Caps will go with Michal Neuvirth for the first of the home-and-home set with Detroit, and after leaving last night's game in the first period, Mike Green is a game-time decision. Assuming Green plays, here are tonight's expected forward trios and defensive pairings:
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
That leaves Tyson Strachan (called up earlier today) joining Aaron Volpatti as a healthy scratch unless he's in for Green, with Mikhail Grabovski and Jack Hillen out with injuries and Braden Holtby manning the bench behind Neuvirth.