Alex Ovechkin missed this morning's skate and is a maybe for tonight's game against the Wild... but we're betting he plays because... well, you know, that other blog's name. [UPDATE: Ovechkin will not play after all.] (If Ovechkin can't go, Andre Burakovsky will take his place). So here's a look at what the lines and defensive pairings might look like against the Wild, with Braden Holtby between the pipes:
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson
Jason Chimera - Eric Fehr - Joel Ward
Brooks Laich - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Tom Wilson
That leaves Justin Peters backing up Holtby, Michael Latta day-to-day with an upper body injury, and Dmitry Orlov and John Erskine still on the IR.