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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Open thread: Dale Hunter debuts as Capitals coach vs. Blues

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Dale Hunter makes his NHL coaching debut behind the Capitals’ bench Tuesday night in front of the home crowd in Chinatown. He didn’t want to overwhelm the players with his system in this first game, but keep an eye out for the alterations he did make, including different looks on the power play.

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 is what the lineup should look like against the Blues:

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

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Wideman
Hamrlik-Orlov

Goal
Vokoun
Neuvirth

Scratches: Jeff Schultz, Mathieu Perreault and Mike Green (strained right groin muscle).


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