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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Open thread: Capitals at Canadiens

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Faceoff: 7:30 p.m., Bell Centre | TV: CSN+ | Radio: 1500 AM

Michal Neuvirth will make his first start in 11 games (and 23 days) tonight at Bell Centre and will oppose the Canadiens’ Carey Price.

Defenseman John Erskine and center Mathieu Perreault are expected to return to the lineup, as well.

Based on warmups, it appears Coach Dale Hunter has given his forward lines and defense pairs a pretty good shake after last night's listless 3-0 loss to the Islanders. Here’s what the revamped combos looked like during rushes:

Forwards

Ovechkin-Johansson-Brouwer

Chimera-Laich-Semin

Hendricks-Halpern-Ward

Eakin-Perreault-Knuble

Defense

Alzner-Wideman

Hamrlik-Carlson

Erskine-Orlov

Goaltenders

Neuvirth

Vokoun

I’ll check in later with some postgame notes and thoughts.


By Post Sports Editors  |  06:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012

 
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