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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins

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Tonight the Capitals take on Sidney Crosby and the arch-rival Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington Coach Dale Hunter’s second NHL game. Some reading material on tonight’s contest:
Tell us your favorite Caps-Pens story
Pens look to even the regular-season score with Caps
Crosby ‘has played some awesome hockey’ since return
Preview: Caps’ new system will be put to the test
Tomas Vokoun will start vs. Pittsburgh
Dale Hunter ready to be reintroduced to Sidney Crosby
Asham had ‘a couple of sleepless nights’ after fight with Beagle

Chat about the game in the comments section below and check back soon for Washington’s lineup.

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

Based on warmup here’s what the lineup should look like against the Penguins:

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Wideman
Schultz-Orlov

Goal
Vokoun
Neuvirth

Scratches: Roman Hamrlik, Mathieu Perreault and Mike Green (strained right groin muscle).


By Washington Post Sports Editors  |  06:15 PM ET, 12/01/2011

 
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