No morning skate for the Caps today, but it's likely that the Caps will dress the same lineup that gritted out a win in Minny earlier this week. The one question mark (as it always seems to be these days) is on the blueline, with Tim Gleason's status up in the air. If he can't go, expect Nate Schmidt to draw back in, alongside the rest of these guys - and Braden Holtby holding down the fort in net:
Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson
Jason Chimera - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward
Brooks Laich - Michael Latta - Tom Wilson
Brooks Orpik -
Nate Schmidt - Mike GreenBraden Holtby
That would leave Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Gleason and Jay Beagle sitting out, and Dmitry Orlov and John Erskine still on the IR.