The Capitals host the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks for a matinee game with a 12:30 p.m. start that will be aired on NBC. Unfortunately we don't have the usual open thread today because our website is being upgraded this weekend, which has temporarily shut down our comments section.
Without further ado, though, based on warmups here is what the lineup should look like against the Blackhawks:
Scratches: Nicklas Backstrom (fractured thumb), Semyon Varlamov (knee), Jay Beagle, Tyler Sloan and D.J. King.