Per Mike Vogel, Braden Holtby gets the nod in net for his fifth-straight start (with the team looking for its fifth-straight win). With Martin Erat a game-time decision yet again and Mikhail Grabovski still ailing, the lines and defensive pairings could look something like this:
Brooks Laich - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green
John Erskine - Connor Carrick
That leaves Casey Wellman as a potential healthy scratch, with Mikhail Grabovski and Aaron Volpatti out with injuries, Jack Hillen headed to Hershey for another conditioning stint and Michal Neuvirth backing up Holtby.