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Winter Classic 8-Bit Lines: Orpik a Game-Time Decision

With Brooks Orpik a game-time decision and no morning skate, the Caps' lineup for today's Winter Classic is up in the air a bit, but here's how the Caps' lines and pairings looked at practice yesterday:


Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Jay Beagle


Marcus Johansson - Andre Burakovsky/Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer

21-16-42 WC

Brooks Laich - Eric FehrJoel Ward

25-46-43 WC

Jason ChimeraMichael Latta - Tom Wilson

88-74 WC

Nate Schmidt - John Carlson

27-2 WC

Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen

38-52 WC

Jack Hillen - Mike Green

70 WC

Braden Holtby

That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, one of Kuznetsov and Burakovsky as healthy scratches (and Schmidt, likely, if Orpik plays), and Dmitry Orlov, John Erskine and Aaron Volpatti still on the IR with Orpik possibly out with a shorter-term injury. Got it?