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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: A Lot More Latta

Per Mike Vogel, Barry Trotz is shaking things up up the middle, with Michael Latta getting a promotion of sorts to center Marcus Johansson and Troy Brouwer. That moves Evgeny Kuznetsov back to the fourth line, and keeps Andre Burakovsky in the pressbox... although that might be short-lived. With that in mind, here's a look at what the lines and defensive pairings should look like in front of Braden Holtby:


Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Tom Wilson


Brooks Laich - Eric FehrJoel Ward


Marcus Johansson - Michael Latta - Troy Brouwer


Jason Chimera - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Jay Beagle


Brooks Orpik - John Carlson


Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen


Nate Schmidt - Mike Green


Braden Holtby

That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Burakovsky and Jack Hillen out as healthy scratches, Dmitry Orlov and John Erskine still out with long-term injuries and Aaron Volpatti rehabbing in Hershey.