Capitals Insider: Lineups


Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2011

Lineup: Capitals vs. Blackhawks

Based on warmups, here’s what Washington’s lineup should look like against Chicago...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Tonight's lineup: Canadiens at Caps

Coach Bruce Boudreau said during his pre-game comments to the media that a decision would be made on Jeff Schultz's status after the warm-up skate, but the towering Capitals' defenseman took part in line rushes and looked like he might indeed return against the Montreal Canadiens. Schultz missed the past...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Tonight's lineup: Penguins at Caps

This is a potential statement game for Washington, arguably more so than for Pittsburgh, and everyone involved is aware of it. Neither team needs any extra energy or motivation to play well tonight so this one ought to be fun. "I don't think the [Winter Classic] nine days away really,...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Tonight's lineup: Devils at Caps

After the win in Ottawa, Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth said he was happy to have the opportunity to build up some momentum and confidence with two straight starts. He'll have the chance to keep that going with at least a third start tonight as Washington hosts the New Jersey Devils...

By Katie Carrera  |  07:08 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Tonight's lineup: Leafs at Caps

Eric Fehr, David Steckel, John Erskine and Tyler Sloan did not take part in warm ups for the Capitals prior to tonight's tilt against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Based on the official active roster for the game it appears that Sloan has been placed on injured reserve. Sloan, who has...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 12/02/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Stars

Washington will try for its fifth consecutive victory tonight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, while Alex Ovechkin will attempt to not match the longest goal-scoring drought of his career -- nine games without lighting the lamp in 2008-09. This game will feature another new set of line configurations...

By Katie Carrera  |  08:09 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/01/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Blues

There's always something unsettling for a team facing an opponent that just suffered an ugly loss the day before. The Blues showed some resiliency last night but ultimately fell to Chicago, 7-5. "The pitfalls are they got smoked last night," Coach Bruce Boudreau said when asked about facing St. Louis,...

By Katie Carrera  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/26/2010

Tonight's lineup: Lightning at Caps

Semyon Varlamov will make his second start in as many games and third of the season tonight against Tampa Bay, which will go with Mike Smith, who is 0-5-0 with a 4.72 goals-against average and .850 save percentage in six starts against the Capitals in his career. With the return...

By Katie Carrera  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 11/20/2010

Tonight's lineup: Flyers at Caps

Michal Neuvirth will make his 17th start of the season and his counterpart for the Flyers will be Brian Boucher, who is 1-3 this season with a 2.82 goals-against average and .882 save percentage. In 14 career games against the Capitals, Boucher is 7-5 with a 2.34 GAA and .903...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:38 PM ET, 11/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 11/13/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Sabres

Marcus Johansson returns to the lineup and Braden Holtby will make the second NHL start of his career against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena. Meanwhile, veteran defenseman Tom Poti, who played his first contest after missing nine with a groin injury Thursday, will be scratched for tonight's game. Forwards...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:36 PM ET, 11/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 11/09/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Rangers

The Capitals take on Henrik Lundqvist (2.55 GAA, .924 save percentage) and the Rangers at Madison Square Garden for the first time this season and for Washington, goaltender Michal Neuvirth is set to make his 13th start of the season. The only lineup change from Sunday's game is the addition...

By Katie Carrera  |  07:06 PM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/07/2010

Tonight's lineup: Flyers at Caps

It might be an early start at Verizon Center and only a handful of days into November, but there's no reason to believe that today's tilt with the Philadelphia Flyers will lack any of the emotion that's laced this rivalry in recent seasons. The Flyers played last night, defeating the...

By Katie Carrera  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Tonight's lineup: Leafs at Caps

Eric Fehr returns to the Capitals lineup after being a healthy scratch for Washington's most recent outing, a 7-2 win in Calgary. Coach Bruce Boudreau said it was only intended as a one-game wake up call for the right winger. Michal Neuvirth makes his 11th start of the season in...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Bruins

Semyon Varlamov gets his first start of the season at TD Garden and will oppose the Bruins' Tim Thomas, who had 35-saves against the Capitals on Tuesday night. This morning, it appeared as though Tuukka Rask would make his first start of the season but that's not the case as...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Tonight's lineup: Islanders at Caps

Michal Neuvirth (2.62 GAA, .916 save percentage) gets his fourth consecutive start Wednesday night and will oppose Islanders veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson, who is making his season debut. This is the Islanders' first road game of 2010-11 and they will face the Capitals without several players including James Wisniewski (suspended),...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:39 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Thrashers

Michal Neuvirth gets the start in goal to open the 2010-11 season and will be opposed by Atlanta's Ondrej Pavelec, who is 1-7 against Washington all time. Based on warm-up here is the lineup for tonight's season opener. Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble Laich-Fleischmann-Semin Chimera-Johansson-Fehr Hendricks-Steckel-Bradley Defense Schultz-Green Poti-Carlson Erskine-Alzner Goal Neuvirth Sabourin...

By Katie Carrera  |  07:07 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 10/03/2010

Today's lineup: Predators at Caps

Based on warmups, here are the line combinations and defensive pairings for this afternoon's tilt against the Predators. Forwards Ovechkin-Perreault-Knuble Laich-Fleischmann-Semin Chimera-B. Gordon-Fehr King-Steckel-Bradley Defenseman Schultz-Green Poti-Alzner Erskine-Fahey Goal Neuvirth Sabourin...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:27 PM ET, 10/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Tonight's lineup: Blue Jackets at Capitals

Based on warm up for tonight's game here's what the lines and pairings should look like against Columbus. Keep in mind that the Blue Jackets, like Boston earlier this week, are preparing for a trip overseas to start their regular season in Sweden against the San Jose Sharks. Forwards Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble...

By Katie Carrera  |  06:39 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Lineup: Caps vs. Bruins

There were a few early-morning changes to the lineup for the preseason home opener against the Boston Bruins at Verizon Center. Tomas Fleischmann, who was originally supposed to play on the top line with Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble, is "hurting" but Coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't go as far as...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Lineups for preseason opener in Columbus

As promised, here are the lines from the morning skate at KCI that you should see in the Capitals preseason opener tonight against the Blue Jackets. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov will start the contest, but he and Braden Holtby will each play half of the game. Forwards Brooks Laich - Tomas...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Lineups for Caps-Blue Jackets preseason opener

Former Capitals captain Chris Clark will be among the Blue Jackets suiting up for tomorrow's preseason opener in Columbus. Via Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, here's the the Blue Jackets' lineup, which features veterans such as Rick Nash and R.J. Umberger, a player who made some comments the Caps...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Caps-Flyers rookie game lineup

As promised, here's the Capitals' lineup for today's rookie game: Forwards Jake Hauswirth-Marcus Johansson-Dmitry Kugryshev Nakita Kashirsky-Cody Eakin-Garrett Mitchell Anton Gustafsson-Stanislav Galiev-Felix LeFrancois David de Kkastrozza-Trevor Bruess-Anthony Pisano Defense Flemming-Finley Godfrey-Cullity Stevenson-Carrier Here's the link to the streaming broadcast of today's tilt again and be sure to check back later...

By Katie Carrera  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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