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:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Johansson-Knuble
Sturm-Arnott-Semin
Chimera-Laich-Fehr
Hendricks-Gordon-Bradley

Defense
Alzner-Carlson
Schultz-Wideman
Erskine-Hannan

Goal
Holtby
Neuvirth

Scratches: Nicklas Backstrom (fractured thumb), Semyon Varlamov (knee), Jay Beagle, Tyler Sloan and D.J. King.