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Posted at 6:39 PM ET, 11/22/2010

Tonight's lineup: Caps at Devils

By Katie Carrera

Although Michal Neuvirth was the first goaltender off the ice at this morning's skate, it appears as though Braden Holtby will start for the Capitals against the Devils as he led the team out on to the ice for the start of warm ups.

It doesn't look like this start for Holtby was planned, because this morning when asked if it was fair to categorize Holtby as the team's No.2 goaltender Coach Bruce Boudreau said: "Right now [Holtby] is. He's not playing tonight or he'd be our No. 1 goaltender."

For the third straight game after being a healthy scratch on Nov. 17, Tomas Fleischmann will line up on the left wing rather than center, where he started the season and it looks like he'll be staying there, at least for a little while.

The Devils will be wearing a memorial patch with "PB" on their sweaters tonight in memory of former New Jersey coach Pat Burns who passed away Friday.

Based on warm up here's what the lineup should look like:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin
Fleischmann-Laich-Fehr
Chimera-Johansson-Bradley
Hendricks-Steckel-Gordon

Defense
Schultz-Green
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine-Sloan

Goal
Holtby
Neuvirth

Scratches: D.J. King, Tom Poti, Mike Knuble.

By Katie Carrera  | November 22, 2010; 6:39 PM ET
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Comments

Holtby in net, Varly on bench, Neuvirth scratched I believe.

Posted by: ThePat | November 22, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Nevermind, Neuvirth on bench but Varly has been recalled

Posted by: ThePat | November 22, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Holtby just isn't ready for the NHL yet.

Posted by: LloydChristmas | November 22, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

nothing holtby could do on that one. even green got his stick on the pass to disrupt it. just an unlucky bounce for the caps

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 22, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

i like our 3rd and fourth lines. First line is cold, and second line has three wingers...

Posted by: festus75 | November 22, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

Hendricks is becoming one of my favorite Caps....

Posted by: adamkatzen | November 22, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

need to get this one back - lets go PP

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 22, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

that was a pretty poor PP

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 22, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

This is painful to watch. Will they wake up for the second?

Posted by: DevilsCapsGal | November 22, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Horrible positioning by holtby

Posted by: Dizruption | November 22, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Looks like the Caps are playing 'Playoff Hockey'.

Posted by: festus75 | November 22, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

How's this for a scenario:
Trade Varly + MP + low pick to NJD for Travis Zajac (Njd needs a goalie for when Marty steps down, and mp so they wont take on any more salary)

Flash+ to Van for Bieksa (Van needs to dump salary and have plenty of capable defenders)

Bury Sloan in the minors (or keep him as 23rd skater) and trade Steckel for a low pick to i.e. Canes that needs a good faceoff-guy (wins 39,9 % as a team).

If this were to occur today, (and we dont keep Sloan) this would leave us about 1,5 mil salary to spend, which right now means a player with a 2 mil caphit. And at the trade deadline a player with give or take 6,5 mil hit.
That would be enough for a goalie (Vokoun? but he would probably cost to much in exchange) if needed.
Please correct me if i'm wrong.

For this year we then have:
Ovi-Backs-Knuble
Semin-Zajac-Laich
Fehr-MaJo-Chimera
Bradley-Gordon-Hendricks
DJ King

Bieksa-Green
Schultz-Poti
Alzner-Carlson
Erskine (Sloan)

Neuvirth-Holtby

And maybe something like this for next year:

FORWARDS
Ovechkin ($9.538m) / Backstrom ($6.700m) / Semin ($6.500m)
Fehr ($2.200m) / Zajac ($3.887m) / Laich ($3.600m)
A.Gordon ($0.550m) / Johansson ($0.900m) / Chimera ($1.875m)
Bradley ($1.000m) / B.Gordon ($0.850m) / Hendricks ($0.600m)
D.J. King ($0.637m) / Beagle ($0.512m)

DEFENSEMEN
Kevin Bieksa ($3.750m) / Mike Green ($5.250m)
Jeff Schultz ($2.750m) / Tom Poti ($2.875m)
Karl Alzner ($1.000m) / John Carlson ($0.845m)
John Erskine ($1.300m)

GOALTENDERS
Michal Neuvirth ($1.150m) /Braden Holtby ($0.637m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $59,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $58,909,573; BONUSES: $80,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $490,427

Posted by: Walle | November 22, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

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