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Tonight's lineup: Senators at Caps

Michal Neuvirth is slated to make his third start in four days against Ottawa tonight and will be opposed by Pascal Leclaire, who has a .905 save percentage and 3.54 goals against average through two games, in the Senators net.

Something to keep an eye on may be the Capitals penalty kill. This morning, Coach Bruce Boudreau didn't want to make too much of his team's perfect record while shorthanded, thwarting all seven attempts thus far. The Senators could provide a good test for the revamped unit, as Ottawa scored on six of 12 power plays against Washington in 2009-10 and were one team that Boudreau said the Capitals "just couldn't control" with the man advantage last season.

Based on warm-ups, here's what the lineup should look like:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
Laich-Fleischmann-Semin
Chimera-Johansson-Fehr
Hendricks-B.Gordon-Bradley

Defense
Schultz-Green
Alzner-Carlson Sloan-Alzner
Poti-Erskine Erskine-Carlson

Goal
Neuvirth
Sabourin

Update: In a late change to the lineup, Tom Poti has been scratched with an undisclosed injury and is listed as day-to-day. D.J. King and David Steckel are the other scratches.

Tyler Sloan, who skated in warm-up but did not participate in the line rushes is in.

By Katie Carrera  | October 11, 2010; 4:43 PM ET
Categories:  Lineups, Ottawa Senators  
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Comments

Let's go Caps!

Posted by: Dizruption | October 11, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Let's go Caps!

Posted by: Dizruption | October 11, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Let's go Caps... Wonder if Semin brings the bongos tonite!

Posted by: guer_j | October 11, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

As I recall, Sasha had a pretty good game on bongo night. Hope we just don't make LeClaire look better then he is.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Cool. Make this one count!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Yes Sasha!!!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Fortunate to come out of that period with the lead.

Sens carried the play with their forecheck, the ice was tilted way too much.

Good thing that the PK is hot now, because the PP is not!

GO CAPS!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | October 11, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Neuvy HAS to control his rebounds better. Major weakness in his NHL level game.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Might miss Poti now.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Chimera has wheels.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Way nice look Hendricks!

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

C'mon boys. Only way to beat Leclaire is like we have been. He doesn't get beat cleanly much.

Posted by: BernieWolfeFan | October 11, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

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