Open thread: Capitals vs Maple Leafs

December 9, 2011
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Washington hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs, who handed them the team its most lopsided loss of the season back on Nov. 19, and hopes to make amends for that 7-1 drubbing at Air Canada Centre. Alex Ovechkin coming off one of his strongest performances of the year and Roman Hamrlik makes his return to the lineup after a four-game absence with a lower body injury.

Chat about the game in the comments section below and check back here for lineups as faceoff approaches.

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

Based on warmup here is what the lineup should look like against the Maple Leafs:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin
Brouwer-Johansson-Halpern
Chimera-Laich-Ward
Eakin-Perreault-Knuble

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Wideman
Hamrlik-Orlov

Goal
Vokoun
Neuvirth

Scratches: Jeff Schultz, Matt Hendricks (knee) and Mike Green (strained right groin muscle).


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