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Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/31/2012

Open thread: Capitals vs. Canadiens

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Nicklas Backstrom is set to make his return to the Capitals’ lineup tonight against Montreal after missing nearly three months with a concussion.Chat about the game in the comments section below and check back here soon for Washington’s lineup.

Faceoff: 7 p.m., Verizon Center | TV: CSN | Radio:1500 AM

Based on warmups here is what the lineup should look like against the Canadiens:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Johansson
Chimera-Perreault-Semin
Aucoin-Laich-Brouwer
Hendricks-Beagle-Knuble

Defense
Alzner-Wideman
Hamrlik-Green
Orlov-Carlson

Goal
Neuvirth
Holtby

Scratches: Tomas Vokoun (groin), Jeff Halpern, Cody Eakin, Joel Ward and Jeff Schultz.

Injured reserve: John Erskine (lower body).


By Post Sports Editors  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/31/2012

 
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