Open thread: Capitals vs. Hurricanes

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Michal Neuvirth will be in net for the Capitals as they look to rebound from two straight shutouts at Verizon Center.

Tonight marks the eighth time in the past 13 games that veteran winger Mike Knuble has been a healthy scratch and his loyal supporters, Knuble’s Knights, have taken up a protest. Fans held signs reading “Free Knuble” and “Scratch Hunter” against the glass for warmups. Update: More here on the signs, which the fans were asked to take down.

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 warmup here is what the lineup should look like against the Hurricanes:

Forwards
Johansson-Laich-Ovechkin
Chimera-Perreault-Semin
Hendricks-Beagle-Brouwer
Aucoin-Halpern-Ward

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Orlov-Wideman
Schultz-Green

Goal
Neuvirth
Vokoun

Scratches: Mike Knuble, Roman Hamrlik and John Erskine.
I njured reserve: Nicklas Backstrom (concussion)


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