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Tonight's 8-Bit Lines: Shuffle Up and Deal

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Per Mike Vogel, a 1-4-2 record in the last seven games seems to be enough of a reason to change things up, with three of the four lines getting a facelift (and one familiar face making his season debut). That means Marcus Johansson up, Andre Burakovsky in and Aaron Volpatti back as the Caps host the defending champs. Here's a look at how the lines and D pairs shake out, with Braden Holtby back between the pipes after a day off:


Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson


Andre Burakovsky - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer


Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward


Aaron Volpatti - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson


Brooks Orpik - John Carlson


Karl Alzner - Matt Niskanen


Jack Hillen - Mike Green


Braden Holtby

That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Michael Latta and Jason Chimera as healthy scratches, and Dmitry Orlov and John Erskine still on the IR.