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Tonight's Lineup

The Caps begin their season-long, five-game home stand against the Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. and will play nine of the next 10 games at Verizon Center where they are 22-4-1. Based on warm up here is what tonight's lines and pairings should look like.

Forwards:
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Semin
Fleischmann-Fedorov-Fehr
Laich-Nylander-Bradley
Brashear-Steckel-Gordon

Defense:
Morrisonn-Green
Erskine-Poti
Schultz-Jurcina

Theodore
Neuvirth

*Mike Green has had a change of heart. He's agreed to send the stick he used during his record eight-game goal-scoring streak to the Hockey Hall of Fame after all.

*With just two more sets of back-to-back games, Bruce Boudreau was asked about the opportunity that Jose Theodore has to carry the bulk of the workload in net from now through the end of the regular season and the way he's played in the second half of the season.

"He is what we thought we were getting right now," Boucreau said. "Maybe that was about rock bottom a part of the season as he could go. He's a lot better definitely. I'm not going to say what's going to happen in March or anything like that. We'll see how it goes and if we feel he needs rest and we think either Varly or Michal can do the job before Brent gets back and we'll get them games. But I don't like to look to far ahead."

*Boudreau also made one more warning of what could be considered a trap game as Washington returns from a successful three-game road trip against a Canadiens team that has lost 10 of its past 13 games.

"I think with all the press that's gone on in Montreal if we don't think they're going to come out harder than they've come out all year then we're not as smart as we think we are," Boudreau said. "I don't want to use the word desperate (to describe Montreal). As soon as they get out of this they're right into the top-four race again. They've made a lot of changes and sent a lot of messages in the last 24 hours to their team and their team will work harder than I think they've worked in an awful long time."

By Katie Carrera  |  February 18, 2009; 7:09 PM ET
 
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Comments

Lots of fire power on that FIRST line.

Posted by: Wemiss21 | February 18, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Schutlz and Jurcina as a pairing? Yikes!

Posted by: Matt_L | February 18, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

This extra 30mins has been torture, I am so ready for some Caps hockey.

Go Mr. E Fehr
Go Triple F line
GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

It is also the 6,000th game in team history for the Habs.

Definitely a trap game. Get on top of them quickly and hold them down.

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | February 18, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I found a new Caps Blog at www.capseye.typepad.com

Posted by: meagle | February 18, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

7:23 .....
tap, tap, tap....

Posted by: pmoravek | February 18, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

@Katie
you rock. I mean it. There should be your pic up there with Tarik's.


@pawz
Sometimes I get a bit depressed when people misunderstand thoughtful, unbiased comments with chief-puckguru-like nuggets of knowledge, mistake criticism with absence of passion for the Caps. Almost makes me want to stop coming here... but then I'd loose the chance to share opinions with you and other cool and knowledgeable people here :) Hockey rules, no stupid remarks would lower my passion for it.


@bigschu8
welcome to the blog - help us rock the red :)

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Keep up the great work katie :)

Posted by: greener1 | February 18, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

mike green is an idiot.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

BB LOOKS PISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

price robbed ovechkin.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

stay composed

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

@richmondphil

Mike Green made a mistake. Whats with all the hate?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:47 PM | Report abuse

maybe JT could have done better there... but who was covering the shooter is at fault too...

bad start but... oh well...

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 7:47 PM | Report abuse

yeah, tons of hate in that comment...

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

i heard the whistle befroe the shot & shultze didnt lay him out. WTF?

Posted by: ewwsombra | February 18, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

OK Price is already pissin me off bein all good and stuff!!! Dammit THIS IS CAPS COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:50 PM | Report abuse

A couple of quick Caps goals and Montreal will pack it in. Theodore has to shut the door now

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 7:53 PM | Report abuse

this is a Brash and Brads game if there's been one of late.

Posted by: ewwsombra | February 18, 2009 7:56 PM | Report abuse

this guy

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

HOLY HELL

WHAT THE HELLL OVIE


WHAT

THE HELL

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

My goodness he's the MVP.

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

WOW.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

holy crP!!!

Posted by: ewwsombra | February 18, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!!! did I really just see that!!!

Posted by: doncosmic | February 18, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Ovie is unbelievable!

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

This guy could score on a surfboard...

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin is SO COOL :)

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

That was almost as good as the "GOAL"

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

please describe..i am at work and can not see!

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Ovechkin = Epic

Posted by: tmac2yao | February 18, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

@rdy

ovechkin takes the puck away, gets knocked dwon by the defender, and still gets a shot off that goes past price's right pads.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

tsn has it online

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Why Is This Game Not On Center Ice?

Not only can I not get it on a tv at a hangout tonight, I can't even watch it on my own tv!

Is there a Caps marketing loss angle on this given anyone can watch Center Ice right now but this game is not shown?


harrumph

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

@rdy4all2000

he fought his way to the crease, as only he can do, went down and scored with a sneaky move while he was down. Began celebrating as he was sliding into Price.

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Note to La-rock...NO means NO!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

That is why Brashear's value extends beyond fighting.

Posted by: uncatim | February 18, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Nice goal by AO surprised play wasnt stopped before goal. Pierre Maguire on NHLN was beside himself talking about that goal.

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Backhand pass to self off boards around a d-man. Taken down by other D while swooping in but manages to scoop it in shortside while sliding on his keister.

Posted by: geauxcaps | February 18, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

nice

thanks

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

BACKS!!!

Posted by: doncosmic | February 18, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

THESE GUYS ARE SO GOOD

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

woo HOOO,
Caps score vertically and horizontally!

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Wow :)

Posted by: mauree | February 18, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

they just schooled hamrlik, hahaha

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

ooh Yeah! Too much skill. Insane

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

@austinsteve

If you have NHL network or TSN available to you, its on there. Being on NHLN might be why its not available on Center Ice.

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 8:06 PM | Report abuse

backs-fed-backs same as semin-back-semin goal in a previous game. great play

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Price's head is spinning

Posted by: doncosmic | February 18, 2009 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Ovi told Price he was going to score that way!!! :)

Posted by: The_Stanley_Caps | February 18, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

thata boy JT. Shut the door!

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

I see the problem with being young...and good

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

NO! a penalty...

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 8:09 PM | Report abuse

What was green's complain?

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Like jg2487692348569328 says, this game is not available on Center Ice because it's on NHL Network in the US and TSN/RDS in Canada. And of course, if you live in the area, Comcast Sportsnet is your sole source, just like normal.

The "local team" is always blacked out on Center Ice, because you're supposed to just watch your local feed. (This presumes that you are local to this area...)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

thanks jg,

and I think we all like reading (appreciate 2nite) people's color play-by-play on Caps scores!

I'll pop on the Caps "radio" and look at video alternatives

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

i see that schneider was on the ice for ovie's goal, but does anyone know if he was the one who knocked him down or the one who got played against the boards?

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

who was in the penalty box?

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

arrgghhhh

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

that hit off erskine, not plekanac.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

two goals in the same place?

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

these penalties are starting to get old

Posted by: Moose33 | February 18, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

OK...are they beefing on the local announcing team?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

also, does anyone have that TSN link.

i can't find it.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

we seriously need to stay out of the box, we can't kill penalties...

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I like us in most shootouts...but I think Price is better, and in a tight game we have the advantage. So lets tighten up and let our top two lines do their thing!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

statistically, price isn't that great at shootouts.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

@wtf...
and by shootouts you mean high scoring games, not 'shoot outs' I presume.

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

@richmondphil

Sorry, I was referring to the "Old West" kind of shootouts. "Run and gun" might have been a better expression?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

What a goal by Ovie... insane... I also just signed up for season tix :) can't wait for the playoffs :)

Posted by: dmwechs1 | February 18, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

I love it when Backstrom scores. IMO he doesnt look to score himself enough. But, thats what we say about most great centermen, right?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

apparently kovalev is not expected to return to the team.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

http://www.tsn.ca/
Watch Live on TSN.ca

Canadiens vs Capitals - Watch LIVE NOW


Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I want my 170 bucks back from center ice. Can't effing believe they are only showing this game on NHL network.
Also since MYp2p's legal problems started, no stream links :(

Anyone have a video feed link?

Posted by: 202-206 | February 18, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

: bigschu8

THANKS!!!

Posted by: 202-206 | February 18, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

you can watch it on TSN without downloading silverlight by clicking "watch the video without silverlight". you will need click this a second time after it comes back to the screen

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:28 PM | Report abuse

no, i meant the link just to the goal. but thanks

anyway, @202-206 it seems like adthe.net is down, which was my source for streams.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I just reviewed the last penalty call to Morrison. It was hard to tell, but it didn't look like much of a hook. I think some of those hook calls are really marginal, but at least they are being consistent in their calls.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

didnt they call morrison for high sticking?

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

WHo can afford Kovalev? Pittsburgh?

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

To all that are unhappy about the lack of Center Ice coverage: NHL Network has exclusive rights for US carriage of TSN's Wednesday Night Hockey. Center Ice has no say in the matter.

Locals can watch on Comcast Sportsnet. Non-locals can watch on NHL Network (TSN feed). Canadians can watch on TSN. Unfortunately those are your only legal choices. (Although the feed from TSN.ca is also quite legal.)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:34 PM | Report abuse

kovalev is only 4.5 mil, a much smaller cap hit than a lot of the other "rumor" players.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Rdy,
I reviewed it in slow motion and i didn't see the stick go high, that is why I thought it was hooking. The commentators didn't say anything as far as I know. But I might be wrong.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:38 PM | Report abuse

box score on wapo says high stick

i cant see and this is the only website i get at work

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

16:13 #26 S.MORRISONN 2 for Hooking

(Source: NHL.com)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

jurcina just got jobbed by Laraque.

nice....

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

HEY bigschull . says i can't watch the game due to my area. i guess i have to be in canada. cannot find a non slow proxy to use. are you in canada or using a proxy server?if so can you send ip/port?

Posted by: 202-206 | February 18, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

@ richmondphil

IF Kovalev is on the move, do you think he is more likely to move out west? San Jose, Detroit, or someone else?

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Being out of the DC area, Im just glad to watch it on any network.

Overpriced moody player ? That makes Kovalev a perfect fit for Rangers

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Then I stand corrected. It was hard to see.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

@ GregAnnapolis

figures..washington post's box score is generally wrong and slow..so i'll take nhl.com's box over this sorry exuse for a box score anyday

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

2:28 Mike Green Delay of Game 2:00
11:30 Georges Laraque Interference 2:00
13:23 Andrei Markov High-sticking 2:00
16:13 Shaone Morrisonn High-sticking 2:00

the above is from Washington Post's box

Posted by: rdy4all2000 | February 18, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

yeah, i can actually see the rags trying to move some people to get Kovalev. Their backs are up against the cap more than us though.

Whatever team offers gainey what he wants, is where Kovy is going. He doesn't have a NTC or anything like that. I don't think San Jose or Detriot need the extra offense, but I can see him going to one of the west teams who are trying for those 6-8 spots.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

also, i can see the canucks going after him too in terms of Western teams. Honestly, the playoff race is so TIGHT in the West, it wouldn't be too big of a surprise to see him helping out one of those teams. But i dont see it being Detriot or San Jose.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

"Penalties a problem for Washington." - TSN announcer, mastering the obvious

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

@ 202-206

I'm in Canada, didnt realize you couldnt see the game on TSN.

this is the actual link

http://watch.tsn.ca/live-on-tsnca/clip102462#clip102462

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Big kill, hell yeah. :)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

no quality shots for us so far in the 2nd

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Minnesota could use some scoring with Gaborik out

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

What does TSN have to say about Price taking off his mask? (I'm watching CSN locally)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

@bigschu8

It says it's not available in my "region"
@^$%!

I guess the msg from the NHL is we aren't concerned about fans trapped remotely...

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

price is an ass. that better be delay of game.

Posted by: richmondphil | February 18, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

austinsteve: What provider carries Center Ice but not NHL Network (so I can know to avoid them)? :(

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

We used to have a goalie by the name of Pete Peeters who used to backup into the net to dislodge it from its anchor whenever he was in trouble. It was a funny thing to see. I think the method of anchoring the net was changed the next season.

Posted by: opita1 | February 18, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Ha! I have Time Warner, maybe they carrry both but I'm thinking I'd have to pay for both(?)

XM said earlier Kovalev to Pittsburg's a done deal but not to be announced til Friday.

Posted by: austinsteve | February 18, 2009 8:58 PM | Report abuse

They really didnt say anything about mask on TSN

Posted by: jg284481-5-37 | February 18, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

just saw the most recent ao goal on youtube...hes not human

Posted by: formerlylove | February 18, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

ugh can we score now??

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

BB needs to come out after the game and say something like "I don't give a flying frack if I get fined or suspended or whatever - the preferential treatment referees give to Canadian hockey teams needs to stop right frackin now!"

Posted by: patrone | February 18, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

We've gotta have a strong 3rd period.

Posted by: rachel216 | February 18, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

rachel: It's the Caps. We have a knack for the strong 3rd period. :)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Ovie time!

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | February 18, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

I think Fehr is due for one now

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

(New post, everyone!)

Posted by: GregAnnapolis | February 18, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Schultz has got to get angry out there

Posted by: bigschu8 | February 18, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

HERE'S THE OVY GOAL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6EJ5Iwnv9w

VERY NIIIICE

Posted by: 202-206 | February 18, 2009 9:36 PM | Report abuse

c'mon boys!

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

unleash the FURY!

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Stecks!!!!

Posted by: TrappedinGA | February 18, 2009 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Come on boys, lets win this one!

Posted by: TrappedinGA | February 18, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

whew.

I am definitely hoping that the earlier comment about 'shootouts' was not a premonition. Lets do this. NOW

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Backstrom!!!!

Posted by: bluejeener1 | February 18, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

wow..shootout...we win...wow

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | February 18, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

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