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Tonight's lineup: Caps at Canadiens

Semyon Varlamov will start in goal tonight and oppose Carey Price in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarters.

The Caps will not have defenseman Shaone Morrisonn, who left Game 3 with an injury and did not take the warmup. The Habs, meantime, won't have defenseman Jaroslav Spacek, who is also out with an injury.

The rest of the Caps' lineup should look like this:

Forwards
Ovechkin-Backstrom-Knuble
Fleischmann-Belanger-Semin
Laich-Morrison-Fehr
Chimera-Gordon-Bradley

Defense
Schultz-Green
Poti-Carlson
Sloan-Corvo

Goalies
Varlamov
Theodore

I'll have more later.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  April 21, 2010; 6:58 PM ET
 
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Comments

Let's Go Caps!

Posted by: TracyMD1 | April 21, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

...and there it is!


GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Prediction: one pp and one even strength goal for Semin. Fehr also pots one past Price. Caps win 4-2.

Posted by: cbl-pdx | April 21, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

C-A-P-S CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!!

Posted by: wocoliz | April 21, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

From the last thread about Pittsburgh. Scoring wise they are doing great but who knows how much of that is the Sens goaltending being horrible. The one thing is they are playing a low scoring team without one of their better scorers and they are still giving up 4 or so goals a game.

Posted by: icehammer97 | April 21, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

It's mostly all about Eric Fehr. 6 goals in last 7 games vs. Montreal now. WTF?

Semin is going to score tonight for sure. It's about time for him to remember how good he is. I know it's going to happen.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

LET'S GO CAPSSSSSSSS!!!!

Posted by: rachel216 | April 21, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

PP WILL STRIKE!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

CAPS CAPS CAPS!!!

Posted by: dc33 | April 21, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have a link for a game feed?

LETS GO CAPS

Posted by: justbrewit | April 21, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

UNLEASH THE FURY!!!!

The only good Canadien fan is a silent one! Go Caps!

Posted by: LeftCoastCapsFan | April 21, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE these commercials where middle age people are poppin' and lockin' etc.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Don't know about the Sloan/Corvo combo. Rather have Erskine even if he don't match up too well against their smaller, quicker forwards. Still should run this team over!

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

again they cut out the US anthem

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

Go Caps Go! Go Caps Go!

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Ok PP lets get this done early so we don't have to talk about it all night.

Posted by: icehammer97 | April 21, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Our good friend #14 taking a dumb penalty.

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

pp already?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

http://atdhe.net/ has three feeds to the game

Posted by: icehammer97 | April 21, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Come on Caps bury the bisquit and show the Habs how good the PP can be.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I think they changed things up TOO MUCH on that PP!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Only one shot on the PP? Time for a better practice.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

@visionof75

I too would rather have Erskine.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:16 PM | Report abuse

While there was only one shot they did have a couple of good looks which is more then you could say about the first three games. I would like to see Bradley a little more on the PP he almost had a goal on the first one.

Posted by: icehammer97 | April 21, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Seems like a tight game, with so few shots. Are the guys playing tight? It is nice to see the Caps blocking so many shots.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Gotta get these pucks on net. They've missed on a couple of opportunities.

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow missed penalty

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Oh man, that's worth a suspension. Who hit Corvo there?

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

THEY ARE BEGGING FOR US TO SCORE ON THE PP!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

@icehammer97

THANKS FOR THE FEED!

Posted by: justbrewit | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

PP! Making up for the missed shot on Corvo?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

OK second chance to redeem the PP -- Let's go Capsz!!!

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Come on PP!! Go Caps!!

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

thank u

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

GGGOOAAALLL!!!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

There's that shot on the PP. Nice!

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

OV = PP!

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Ovi!!!

Posted by: wocoliz | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

OOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVIIIIEEEE. Finally a PP goal.

Posted by: icehammer97 | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

YEESSSSSSS -- monkey off the back!!!!!

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

OVI Scores on the PP!! Go Caps!!

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

THAT is the old Ovie!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Great PP goal by Ovi!

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Well at least they scored on a PP. Just an oddman rush though not a traditional PP goal situation.

Posted by: jdove80 | April 21, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

way to go ovi - 1 for 16 on the pp = 6.25%. pp numbers on the rise - woooooooo

Posted by: Capt_Kirk_in_AZ | April 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

The Habs are playing themselves right outta the playoffs. Just absolutely DUMB hockey so far and last game.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

What's with Schultz and Green? My God. They're going to let a guy just stand behind the cage? Give me a break. They've been so disappointing.

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Our great lockdown combo at it again.

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

DUMB

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

...here we go with this crap!!!

STOP!

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

1 guy got a shot off with 3 Caps around him.

Soft in front of the net.

Posted by: tmac2yao | April 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Ugh, a bad Caps habit, the rubber goal.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

It looked like it might've been Maxim Lapierre with the blindside head shot on Corvo, because it looked like #40. If so, and if he's suspended, I don't think that really helps the Capitals' cause much.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope that it was someone else. I think he'll get suspended, whoever it was.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

We had that crowd RIGHT WHERE WE WANTED THEM....quiet

NOW THEY R BACK!

Because of that crap I have HATED all season

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

im sorry green sucks

Posted by: capsfan5252 | April 21, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Jeez, those damn left handed defenders just shut down Ovie on the fast breaks

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

I like the person, but Mike Green, the hockey player sucks. He is sooooo SOFT.

Posted by: tomfoley1 | April 21, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

@visionof75

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Posted by: Jordan_Kitts | April 21, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

I cannot express 2 u how angry that stuff makes me....

DONT THEY SEE HOW HARD THE GAME IS BECAUSE THEY GIVE UP THAT GOAL!?!!?

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

So DUMB. Ovie's goal sucked out the energy of the fans like the vacuum of space, but of course we give their energy right back.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

The Habs are going to fight hard for this game. They do not want to go back to DC down 3-1, so the Caps better tighten up and play tough. They have to take the body, keep their legs moving, and challenge the Habs up the middle.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Carlson and Poti should be the first combo. Then Sloan and Corvo. I get nervous w/ Lambo and Sarge.

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

This is getting old already. The Caps so much as breathe on a Hab and the crowd is looking for a penalty. Makes it hard to watch the actual hockey imo

Posted by: RedRedRed | April 21, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

we r doing dumb stuff

dumb
dumb
dumb

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING FLASH

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Appears they are coming down with a case of the Stupids

Posted by: jdove80 | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Flash being LAZY...

Posted by: MReilly9 | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Caps are making all the mistakes. That's why Montreal is staying in this thing. And there's Flash with a terrible turnover. Just skate it out, guy. I wouldn't be surprised to see him sitting out Friday, unless he explodes for goals tonight. He's not giving the team a thing.

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Flash that was WEAK! Get your head in the game! I don't understand why BB has him and Semin on the same line.

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Flash is looking bad so far. Horrible giveaway that almost cost us big.

Posted by: wocoliz | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

dumb flash

Posted by: rachel216 | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

We are soft and fundamentally unsound in our own end.

There is too much of a lack of a sense of urgency by both forwards and defensemen.

Posted by: tmac2yao | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Tomas Fleischmann's failed clear.

One thing I've noticed about the Capitals in general is that they seem to be masters of the failed clear.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Time for hardcore pk! The Caps can gain some mo from a strong pk.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Oh, wow. He turned it over and got the penalty. Compounded his error.

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

GREAT PK!

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Good PK

Posted by: jdove80 | April 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Noticed how Green and Schultz weren't out there for the PK. Hope BB has learned lol.

Posted by: visionof75 | April 21, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

They didn't even get a shot.

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad the PK turned it up to 11 in the postseason

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

FLASH is beggin' for the scratch.

He has been less than marginal for too long.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Good shift to end the period

Posted by: jdove80 | April 21, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

well that was a nice effort at the VERY end

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Caps are even, but I'm not sure they can be happy with that period. Should have scored a couple, and Montreal's best chances were a result of sloppiness and stupidity on the part of the Caps.

Posted by: CDon | April 21, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

2nd best power play vs. the Caps' 74.9% effective road penalty kill.

Capitals should probably try to stay out of the box.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

The Caps played with tremendous intensity and a sense of urgency in their own zone in the last game but that was a pretty foreign concept to this team. I don't know if you can expect that kind of effort more than once in a blue moon.

Posted by: tmac2yao | April 21, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of Montreal fans screaming for a penalty anytime one of their players falls down.

And I'm starting to climb aboard the anti-flash train. Just dumb hockey decisions.

We have to keep working hard, keep playing team hockey and for gosh sakes, take the man in front of our net!

Posted by: natresgroup | April 21, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

I kind of hope Flash does get scratched, but it's difficult to see it happening given some of his regular season numbers.

Right now, against this Canadiens team, it seems like Caps would be better off with someone else. I dunno.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

We're tied after 1, so that means we get 4 goals in the 2nd, right? Habs "just have one bad period," right?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Just as I did last game, I feel lucky to come out of the 1st without a deficit.

...but this game was supposed to be diff, we were supposed to have the lead.

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

flash needs to sit a game

Posted by: rachel216 | April 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Flash on the clear - terrible play, but did not bite us.

Watching on the internet. So, who was in front of the goal on the Canadians goal? Was that Green? He is stinking up the place AGAIN. WTF. How many shots is he going to get blocked before he learns to maneuver around or pause and shoot over the defensmen? He has no patience whatsoever.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

pk better without steckel...forwards showing grit....sloan is doing ok...green needs to stay in front of our net not chase guys behind it....and semin and flash are horribly lazy and brutal in our zone

Posted by: wendel2 | April 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey kids - just got home. 1-1 - are we happy/disturbed by this? Tie is better than being down obviously! Grade our Caps, please...

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | April 21, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

@natresgroup - I am pretty sick of it too. Has it always been this way in Montreal in the playoffs? I don't remember it being this bad. It's like everyone got together and agreed that the team wasn't really that good, except for their power play, and they needed to try really hard to yell for some calls.

If I were a Canadiens fan, I'd be kind of embarrassed about that.

Posted by: youaresquishy | April 21, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Green's biggest problem in a playoff game is his slow release. In the regular season, goal scorers can wind up because they have more room. In the playoffs they have to score like Ovie did, just rip a wrist shot. Take what they give you.

As for Flash, I hope BB is making him sit in the corner in the locker room.

Posted by: cbl-pdx | April 21, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Did they boo the anthem again?

Posted by: MyPostIDisAfake | April 21, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Didn't watch the very beginning - what happened with the Star Spangled Banner - any boos tonite?

Posted by: RedRedRed | April 21, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Flash needs to sit a period, or he will look great in a St. Louis uni next year. He needs a timeout to get his head on straight.

And wtf with Sloan? Did not BB see my earlier message? Erskine! Humor me.

Posted by: EricinReston | April 21, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Flash is a great nickname cuz he is a very hot and cold player. He is cold now, but can have a hot flash. I hope he has one in the 2nd. As for Semin, Sasha is not a playoff player, he is a pick on weak defenses player. I can see trading away Semin for a player with more grit and tenacity next year.

Posted by: JIMALLCAPS1 | April 21, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Watching on the internet. So, who was in front of the goal on the Canadians goal? Was that Green? He is stinking up the place AGAIN. WTF. How many shots is he going to get blocked before he learns to maneuver around or pause and shoot over the defensmen? He has no patience whatsoever.

Posted by: rphilli721 | April 21, 2010 7:48 PM

-------------------------------------
Exactly, besides his atrocious "D", why does he take forever to shoot the puck basically ensuring his shot will be blocked --> which too often lead to counter-attacks. I swear he's a good guy, but darn stupid ;) And BB loves him?!

Posted by: tomfoley1 | April 21, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

new thread

Posted by: wtf_e_fehr | April 21, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm - sounds like Caps get a "D", outside of Ovi's goal. I would love to hear what BB is saying to them right now.

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | April 21, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

whew - great saves end to end!

Posted by: Section416akatheAlps | April 21, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

I missed the beginning of the game. Did the fans boo the national anthem again?

Posted by: capsfan1 | April 21, 2010 8:13 PM | Report abuse

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