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Tonight's lineup: Blue Jackets at Caps

Jose Theodore will start in net and oppose Steve Mason. It also looks like Mike Green and Nicklas Backstrom will play and that Coach Bruce Boudreau has shuffled his forward combos.

Based on warmups, the Caps' lineup should look like this:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Morrison-Knuble
Fleischmann-Backstrom-Semin
Laich-Steckel-Bradley
Laing-Aucoin-Clark

Defense
Green-Morrisonn
Poti-Jurcina
Pothier-Schultz

Goalies
Theodore
Varlamov

I'll have more after the game.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  November 1, 2009; 4:39 PM ET
 
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Comments

Green needs to play to prove that he can be a man - Canada is watching.
Backstrom's illness? Maybe getting outhustled in the NYI game to give up a game winner in OT? Or getting schooled in the face-off circle all year?
Or maybe just the pig flu.

Posted by: marksman37 | November 1, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse


Yay!!!! He must have read my suggestion from previous posting below. Thanks BB.

I really hope that he breaks up the Ovie-Backy-Semin line. It can be brilliant but can also be too full of itself and, as BB says, being "cute." I think that Knuble in the first line proved to be a great move. Much more stable. Personally, I loved the Morrison, Knuble, Ovie line combination. At least Ovie, Backs and Knuble.

Posted by: caraveli | November 1, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

flash/backs/semin will be the top line tonight. mark my words!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 1, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

We are a better team with Green and Backs in the line-up, no matter what some arm chair coaches think.

Posted by: Capsfannmiss | November 1, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Is anyone else getting an annoying buzz on CSN?

Posted by: Puckdawg69 | November 1, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Puckdawg69:
not on the 'non' HD broadcast from center ice

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 1, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

I like these lines. Let's see how they do. Hoping for a big night from Semin.

Posted by: butcherbaker | November 1, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

@ Puckdawg69

I sure am.. their broadcast's been terrible as of late.. if's not froze video, it's this annoying buzz

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

trying to listen online but the regular caps 1500 isnt working... anyone have a good link to listen/watch??

Posted by: mrszilla | November 1, 2009 5:11 PM | Report abuse

nm, i've got it working! LETS GO CAPS!

Posted by: mrszilla | November 1, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

That goal was SO beautiful. Amazing passes.

Posted by: rachel216 | November 1, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Who says fancy doesn't work? What an amazing goal!

As for shorthanded breakaways I'm pretty sure by now that we're just using them as shootout practice for our goalies.

And how about that almost own goal. Yikes! It certainly hasn't been boring so far.

Posted by: ranndino | November 1, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Is it possible that Flash is really as good as he has looked since he returned?

Posted by: zmega | November 1, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I know they just scored a beautiful goal but that doesn't negate the fact that they allowed yet another shorthanded breakaway...

BB really has to think hard about putting two d-men on PPs.

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Wow great goal. I was about to say "no..too much overpassing again". But that was too sweet...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Theo!! Love when he does the mummy move!

Posted by: guer_j | November 1, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I know they just scored a beautiful goal but that doesn't negate the fact that they allowed yet another shorthanded breakaway...

BB really has to think hard about putting two d-men on PPs.

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 5:32 PM | Report abuse

you're right. But that was totally on Ovie whether he was on d or forward. The d was changing and he should have known he had no help behind him. A dump in was the play.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

@ Capsfannmiss

What's this? I didn't have time to check in after the last game. Did someone say Backstrom shouldn't be playing now? I wish I could sugarcoat it, but seriously once you say something that stupid you mark yourself as an idiot never to be listened to ever again. Backstrom is a brilliant player. One of the very best in the world and he's still very young. We're very lucky to have him.

Man, according to some a good hockey team is made up of guys who only know how to skate in straight lines and dump pucks in. You guys should've watched the junior team Don Cherry used to coach. Boy, did they suck!

Posted by: ranndino | November 1, 2009 5:41 PM | Report abuse

right on que

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Ok, who else would rather the caps stay up 1-0 than go 3-0?

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

flash/backs/semin will be the top line tonight. mark my words!

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | November 1, 2009 4:54 PM | Report abuse

well they are 1/3rd of the way to proving you right! So what time is it there? No fall back for AZ...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

@ joek443

Yeah, both were a result of Ovie trying to stickhandle through a guy at the blue line. Seriously, Ovie, I love you like I'll love my own child once I have one, but stop doing that, man!

@ dcsportsfan1

So making fancy passing plays is OK as long as they work, eh?

I've gotta say that IMO that's the only way you're actually gonna score on Steve Mason. He's a very big goalie with outstanding positioning and great reflexes. Just shooting at him from everywhere is ineffective. All that will accomplish is get him in the zone and he'd end up with a 50-save shutout like he's done many times before.

Posted by: ranndino | November 1, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Tprpolen | November 1, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

@ dcsportsfan1

that's a valid point on that particular play. however they have been giving up a shorthanded breakaway just about every other game this season, sometimes two on the same PP.

if they don't correct this problem, it's something that will cost'em dearly in the playoffs. Great teams in this league give up a few of those in the entire year. they've already given up at least a half dozen of them this year and we still have about 70 more games to go.

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 5:55 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful passing play!!! There's nothing in hockey more exciting to watch or be a part of than a great passing sequence like that. I love hits, I love one on ones, I love great defensive plays, but plays like that are what I enjoy most when watching or playing hockey. Go Caps!

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | November 1, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Green is driving me freaking crazy. Another giveaway right in the high slot. Is he completely incapable of learning?

Posted by: jakopz | November 1, 2009 6:08 PM | Report abuse

that goal by Nash was almost Mario Lemieux-like...

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

And BB will again find stupid justifications for Green.....

Posted by: fnralch | November 1, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

hey Nash isn't some bumb off the street.. it's hard to defend a guy that big with that reach when he comes at you with a full head of steam...

sometimes you just gotta give the other guy some credit

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 6:15 PM | Report abuse

And BB will again find stupid justifications for Green.....

Posted by: fnralch | November 1, 2009 6:13 PM | Report abuse

yeah, like getting worked by one of the top power forwards in the league. Sometimes the other guy just makes a better play.

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Green got worked badly. He had to keep him on the outside. It was as much Green as anything Nash did.

Ovechkin hurt to boot.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 1, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Green got worked badly. He had to keep him on the outside. It was as much Green as anything Nash did.

Ovechkin hurt to boot.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 1, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

of course he should have. And if it was steve Nash making that move I'd say it was all on 52. But it was Rick Nash and he's a stud. How many great dmen has Ovie worked? Doesn't make them bad...

Posted by: dcsportsfan1 | November 1, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

What exactly happened to Ovie?

Posted by: TimDz | November 1, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Someone sneak in and see if Ovie is going to be okay.

Posted by: lornemyoung | November 1, 2009 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm at the game... Can someone who is watching TV or listening to the radio tell me if the said anything about Ovie, or what the replay showed?

Posted by: griz0615 | November 1, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

might have been when Chimera hit him by the bench. When OV was in the box it looked like he was working his shoulder a bit.

Posted by: Aldred15 | November 1, 2009 6:31 PM | Report abuse

check out my blog if any of you guys are interested...http://thecapitalreview.blogspot.com/

Posted by: gocaps01 | November 1, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

No it was a mid-ice hip to hip collision with someone. He grimaced and went straight to the bench.

Posted by: MKadyman | November 1, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Columbus commentators said it's a shoulder

Posted by: fnralch | November 1, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

ovie was involved in a collision right as the whistle blew for the Shultz penalty. He went straight to the locker room, but Smitty is still behind the bench

Posted by: griz0615 | November 1, 2009 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Fluke goal for the Jackets for sure, but can't overlook the lazy penalty taken by Knuble to let columbus have the PP to begin with. He was standing still and he just two handed Voracek.

Posted by: Aldred15 | November 1, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

New posting from Tarik about OV.

Posted by: wocoliz | November 1, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

Green got worked badly. He had to keep him on the outside. It was as much Green as anything Nash did.

Posted by: tmac2yao | November 1, 2009 6:24 PM | Report abuse

that's much easier said than done... like I said that move was almost Mario Lemieux-like. Nash is much bigger and stronger than Green.

hope OV is alright.. didn't look that serious but sometimes those are the ones that turn out to be serious.

Posted by: joek443 | November 1, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

joek443- The problem will be corrected once we have another D-man that can play the point on our PP(John Carlson).

Posted by: FunkyGloveFacewash | November 1, 2009 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Lainnnnnnnnnnnnngerrrrrrrrr !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wendel2 | November 1, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

2dumb penalties=2goals=2points for columbus

Posted by: wendel2 | November 1, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I was about to write that this was a really great team win... how we really put a great effort together after Ovie went down.

Schucks. This just wasn't our night. Even our own boards were against us.

Hope Ovie is OK.

Posted by: ranndino | November 1, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Gotta love those Green bashers. The dude plays 30 min a game and makes 30 sick plays (that almost no other D in the world can make) for every screw up, but some people only see the negatives.

BTW, Greenie wasn't even supposed to play tonight and still logged a ton of ice time. Yeah, he got burned fair and square by Nash, but Nash is a superstar for a reason. Also, I though Mo could've maybe come across behind Green to prevent Nash from skating across Theo.

Posted by: ranndino | November 1, 2009 8:12 PM | Report abuse

If McPhee really wants to emulate the Red Wings he's going to have to improve the defensive personnel. Not nearly enough talent on defense.

Posted by: alanb1 | November 1, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

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